The Complete Book of Ground Covers

4000 Plants that Reduce Maintenance, Control Erosion, and Beautify the Landscape
by Gary Lewis

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Winner of a Golden Laurel at the 2023 GardenComm Media Awards

“A magnum opus of ground covers that deserves a place in every gardener’s library.” —Tony Avent, founder and owner Plant Delights Nursery

Ground covers are widely thought of as utilitarian—we turn to them when we have a problem that needs a...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback

Category

Number Of Pages 456

Publication Date 10/11/2022

ISBN 9781604694604

Dimensions 9.15 inches x 11.4 inches


"A magnum opus of ground covers that deserves a place in every gardener’s library." —Tony Avent, founder and owner Plant Delights Nursery

"A well-researched compendium of both usual suspects as well as unusual choices seldom considered for the job." —Daniel J. Hinkley, author of Windcliff, director emeritus of Heronswood

"Grounds covers play a critical role with our changing environment in nature, parks, and landscapes. Lewis captures the breadth and depth of their important values to us and our planet." —Brian Minter, award-winning gardening expert, author, and TV and radio host

"A sensible approach to these complex plants and gives us encyclopedic informaion on thousands of them." —Marjorie Harris, author of Thrifty Gardening from the Ground Up

"Too much turf? Steep bank? Problem soil or watering regime? The Complete Book of Ground Covers has the answer to these and many more landscape problems." —Panayoti Kelaidis, director of outreach and senior curator, Denver Botanic Gardens

“An excellent gift for any avid gardener.”Vancouver Sun

“Expert advice on groundcover plants of varying color, textures, and forms for a wide range of situations and conditions.”Gardens Illustrated