Five-Plant Gardens

In Five-Plant Gardens, Nancy Ondra eliminates the guesswork and the stress, offering 52 garden plans that each use only five plants! These plans are simple, inexpensive, and sure to look beautiful all season long.

Five-Plant Gardens: 52 Ways to Grow a Perennial Garden with Just Five PlantsFive-Plant Gardens
By Nancy J. Ondra
Retail Price $18.95
Amazon Price: $14.79

 

 

Book Description: 

Selecting perennial plants can be overwhelming – there are hundreds of choices, and it’s difficult to know when your plants will bloom, whether they’ll thrive in sunny or shady spots, and which ones will look well together. In Five-Plant Gardens, Nancy Ondra eliminates the guesswork and the stress, offering 52 garden plans that each use only five plants! These plans are simple, inexpensive, and sure to look beautiful all season long. They are grouped according to whether they grow best in sun, partial shade, or full shade, and each one includes an illustrated planting plan, a shopping list with brief plant descriptions, information on what to expect as the planting matures, and tips on customizing the plan for different sites and climates.

Review

Author Nancy Ondra has written a book that is beautiful, thoughtful and practical. Even the best of gardeners has had their share of poorly orchestrated vignettes and disasters but Ondra inspires us to try yet again. The author’s process is so very simple you will wondering why you never thought about it before!  Each plant is broken down into categories based on available light and varying cultural conditions making is easy to use and understand. The lush photographs clearly illustrate the points he shares about texture, form and color. I have found this to be an invaluable resource in creating my own garden using perennials.  A picture is indeed worth a thousand words and this marvelous book is a great visual aid helping me choose which plants to pick, letting me see how plants work in combination.  This is a must have addition to the library for the novice as well as the seasoned gardener.

~Reviewed by Traci W.

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