Author(s): Vincent A. Simeone
This accessible guide identifies the best evergreens for landscaping purposes, including how they can be used to best effect as borders, hedges, living fences, privacy screens, or to block unsightly views. Detailed entries for over 80 species - from conifers and broadleaf evergreens to deciduous and semi-evergreen shrubs - describe each plant's size, shape, colour, flower (if applicable), light and soil requirements, and hardiness zones while colour photographs show each evergreen integrated into the landscape to help gardeners, homeowners, and landscape designers select the perfect evergreen for the right spot and use.
"Specifically, this volume answers one of the most challenging and common questions each of us has in making a garden: how to block out unwanted views, whether merely the compost heap or a whole roadside boundary." -- Margaret Roach, editorial director, Martha Stewart Living"