The Best Plants for Problem Gardens
Very few (envied) gardeners can claim to have a yard that is problem-free. Whether you're dealing with a sloping garden, hot/dry conditions, or trying to figure out what to plant on your boulevard lawn, gardening requires its fair share of creative problem-solving.
The University of Minnesota Extension has released a free ebook to celebrate its 30th anniversary: The Best Plants for 30 Tough Sites, which is a compilation of recommendations from the Minnesota Master Gardeners. It covers a wide variety of tricky gardening situations, including:
- Alkaline Soil
- Boulevard Gardens
- Clay Soil
- Compacted Sites
- Deer-Resistant Plants
- Dry Soil
Obviously, most of the information in the book will be useful specifically to Northern gardeners. Southern gardeners may want to look for a copy of Felder Rushing's Tough Plants for Southern Gardens.
Hat tip: Thanks to @urbangarden for tweeting this link!