AHS Plants for Places by DK Publishing PDF

By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0756671922

ISBN-13: 9780756671921

With full-color photos and starting to be details for greater than 1,000 tried-and-tested vegetation, AHS crops for locations is the suitable pocket-sized advisor for journeys to the backyard middle and nursery. Now totally revised and up to date!

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ALSO RECOMMENDED: x H. sahucii is more compact with pink f lowers in summer. ad Z7–9 H9–7 Evergreen shrub h24in (60cm) s36in (90cm) 45 46 PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS Hebe cupressoides ‘Boughton Dome’ This dwarf shrub is grown for its neat shape and dense, cypresslike foliage that forms a pale green dome. Flowers are infrequent. An excellent addition to a rock garden, giving a topiary effect without any clipping. 138). ALSO RECOMMENDED: H. albicans forms a compact mound of gray-green foliage to 24in (60cm) tall, and white f lowers appear from early to midsummer.

As a rule, if you can walk on the bare soil without it sticking to your boots, it is safe to dig. All a sandy soil will need is the lightest of cultivation before it is planted. Sandy soils also warm Many plants suited to sandy soils bear colorful, fragrant flowers in profusion to attract pollinating insects. quickly in spring, giving plants a head start into growth. There is a price to pay for such a plethora of advantages, however. Sandy soils are generally very hungry and thirsty, as a result of being open and free-draining.

ALSO RECOMMENDED: T. villosa is taller with downy yellow f lowers in late spring and early summer. abde Z4–9 H9–1 Perennial h36in (90cm) s24in (60cm) or more 37 38 PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS S andy soils are a joy to work. They are well-aerated and very free-draining, and, unlike clay soils, they can be worked at almost any time of year without harming the structure. As a rule, if you can walk on the bare soil without it sticking to your boots, it is safe to dig. All a sandy soil will need is the lightest of cultivation before it is planted.

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