A gardening guide to durable plants that require less maintenance and water features plant profiles with specific details about the plant's size, best features, and bloom season, along with cultural needs, landscape features, and design ideas. - (Baker & Taylor)

This gardening guide suggests plants in the Plant Select program, chosen for the beauty and their ability to thrive in the semiarid, harsh climates of the steppe environment of the American West. The plants have been selected for their ability to adapt to intense sunlight, soils of higher pH, and long periods of water scarcity. Chapters cover tender perennials and annuals, petites, groundcovers, perennials, ornamental grasses, vines, shrubs, and trees and conifers. Each plant entry gives notes on size, flowers, best features, and tips on culture, landscape use, and native range and origins. The book contains color photos on every page. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com) - (Book News)

<DIV><B>Tough-but-beautiful plant picks</B><BR /><BR /> There&rsquo;s a growing demand for dependably hardy plants that require less maintenance and less water, but look no less beautiful in the garden. Plant Select&mdash;the leading purveyor of plants designed to thrive in difficult climates&mdash;meets this need by promoting plants that allow gardeners everywhere to have stunning, environmentally-friendly gardens that use fewer resources. <I>Pretty Tough Plants</I> highlights 135 of Plant Select&rsquo;s top plant picks. Each profile features a color photograph and specific details about the plant&rsquo;s size, best features, and bloom season, along with cultural needs, landscape features, and design ideas. The plant list includes perennials and annuals, groundcovers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. A chart at the end of the book makes it easy to choose the right plants for specific conditions and needs.</DIV> - (Workman Press.)

<DIV><B>This full-color guide from the experts at Plant Select highlights&#160;135&#160;of the toughest, hardiest, and most colorful&#160;drought-tolerant plants.</B></DIV> - (Workman Press.)