Some plants put on a show for a few weeks. Others enhance the garden for two or more seasons.
It’s the latter that Graham Rice spotlights in Powerhouse Plants.
The book profiles 510 hardworking plants with multiple-season appeal. They comprise annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines and grasses that add interest through their leaves, flowers, fruits, bark or other plant parts.
In addition to describing the plants, Rice includes tips for caring for them, situating them to their best advantage and combining them effectively with other plants.
Powerhouse Plants: 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty is published by Timber Press and sells for $24.95 in softcover.
— Mary Beth Breckenridge