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Great Landscape Evergreens

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Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 152 pages
Publisher: Ball Publishing ©2008
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1883052638
Dimensions: 8 x 8 x .6 inches
Weight: 1.1 pounds
Continuing his informal series of books on ornamental trees, Vincent Simeone offers ideal evergreens for landscaping purposes. Great Landscape Evergreens treats conifers, broadleaf evergreens, and deciduous and semi-evergreen shrubs, for the full range of evergreens. In particular Simeone discusses how evergreens can be used to best effect in the landscape—as winter interest; as borders, hedges, and living fences; and as screens to block unsightly views and to offer privacy. Detailed entries for more than 80 species describe each evergreen’s size, shape, color, flower (if applicable), light and soil requirements, hardiness zones and uses in the landscape. Beautiful photographs show evergreens in the landscape. Planting and care instructions round out the book along with a list of "Vinnie’s Top Fifteen Screening Plants."

About the Author

Vincent Simeone is the director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, New York. Simeone has specialized expertise in woody plant identification, plant culture, landscape use and selection of superior varieties. He continues to promote innovative trends in gardening such as proper plant selection, four-season gardening, integrated pest management, historic landscape preservation, and low-maintenance gardening. Simoene is a lecturer, teacher and horticultural consultant. Vincent Simeone resides in Oyster Bay, New York.
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