I thought I’d pass along this opportunity to get a FREE Kindle version of How to Choose the Right Plants by Rachel Mathews.
But hurry — this free offer only lasts until September 5th.
Rachel is a garden designer based in England who also has a popular website, Successful Garden Design, where she offers online garden design courses and all sorts of tips, techniques and inspiration for creating your garden.
An Expert’s Advice
Rachel’s easy conversational tone makes reading the book feel more like talking to an experienced friend over the garden fence. Much of her advice is simple and intuitive, and allows you to analyze plants in the nursery and make better decision before you buy. And since it’s really about how to look at plants and make decisions about their cultural requirements based on their leaves or flowers, it works no matter which hardiness zone you garden in.
With chapters about the number 1 (and 2) reasons why plants die, how to tell if your plant needs sun or shade, soil types, choosing plants based on their latin names and creating good plant combinations, there is something here for every gardener.
This book is a must-have for new gardeners who will pick up countless tips to help them save money while creating their garden and avoid some of the inevitable heartbreak that comes with learning how to garden.
And even if you consider yourself an experienced green thumb, How to Choose the Right Plants, will undoubtedly reinforce a few tricks you may have forgotten.