The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs: More than 350 Expert Choices for Your Garden
Title: The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs: More than 350 Expert Choices for Your Garden
Author: Eric Gossler, Marjory Gossler, Roger Gossler
Owners of the Gossler Farms Nursery in Springfield, Oregon share their expertise on the creative, practical use of well- and lesser-known shrubs in the landscape; personal plant categories (from old standards to fun oddities); and A-Z profiles of best-of-genus choices.
For most homeowners, shrubs are an essential part of the yard or garden because they provide shade, flowers, and foliage from spring through fall. Unfortunately, the choices available at many garden centers tend to be predictable and often unsuited to the local climate and growing conditions. It doesn’t have to be that way. The superior plants available today can transform ho-hum gardens into scenes of beauty and serenity.
For decades, the Gossler family has tested, propagated, and sold the very best hardy shrubs from around the world. This book is a distillation of their expertise – a guide to more than 350 of the most beautiful, versatile, and growable shrubs. Plant profiles describe the plant’s main characteristics, give height and spread, and list the growing conditions needed to thrive.