A resource guide for keeping a garden in bloom year-round.
A compilation of expert gardener Steve Whysall's best columns from the past 15 years, Vancouver Sun's Best Plant Picks will keep a garden flowering throughout the year. In easy-to-follow sections, Whysall shares his wealth of horticultural knowledge on everything from describing a plant's distinctive features to creating the best conditions for making a garden thrive.
Vancouver Sun's Plant Picks not only presents gardening options for every season, but also provides a comprehensive guide for gardeners who want to learn more about their plants. The book offers a wealth of practical information alongside fascinating trivia. Vancouver Sun's Plant Picks is focused on plants suitable for coastal gardens in the Pacific Northwest.
It features both common and unique flowering garden plants for every month of the year, including:
Winter jasmine (February)
Camas lily (April)
Silk tree (July)
Camellia sasanqua 'Midnight Lover' (November).
Written in a lively style by an expert and popular author, Vancouver Sun's Plant Picks will keep a garden flowering, rain or shine.
Steve Whysall is a Vancouver-based writer and author of 100 Best Plants for the Coastal Garden, 100 Best Plants for the Ontario Garden and The Blooming Great Gardening Book. He has written a regular plant feature in the Vancouver Sun for the past 15 years.