Plants for American Landscapes is a superb practical guide to the identification, selection, and cultivation of over a thousand of the most popular and dependable ornamental plants grown in the United States. With more than a century of collective experience in landscape architecture and horticulture, the authors share their intimate knowledge of flowers, foliage, fruit, and barks, as well as their insights concerning each plant's unique attributes. Their succinct, fact-filled, vivid descriptions present both essential material and fascinating tidbits about which plants are suited to particular environments. Eight hundred full-color photographs display the plants in their natural settings. Homeowners, gardeners, landscape architects and designers, horticulturalists, and anyone who loves plants will find it a resource they turn to again and again.
NEIL G. ODENWALD, FASLA, is professor emeritus of landscape architecture at Louisiana State University and the coauthor of Live Oak Splendor: Gardens Along the Mississippi from Natchez to New Orleans, Attracting Birds to Southern Gardens, and Plants for American Landscapes.