Are you a list maker? Love to cross done items off your list? Do you sometimes make a list and include already completed items just so you can cross them off? Yeah, me too. If you’re a list makin’ southern gardener then you will love this book: The Southern Gardener’s Book of Lists: The Best Plants for All Your Needs, Wants, and Whims by Lois Trigg Chaplin. Yes, over 200 lists covering: trees, perennials, ferns, annuals, vines, shrubs, azaleas, roses. All these lists are designed to help you create the garden of your imagination.
Want a list of trees with showy bark? It’s in there! How about a list of perennials for alkaline soil? It’s in there! Need a list of deciduous shrubs with fall color? You got it! There are so many different lists of plants that work in southern gardens coving topics I’d never even thought of before. I’ve got book marks stick into several pages of my copy. But this book belongs to the library so I need to get it back to them soon. This would probably be one that I’d actually buy to keep on my shelf as a good reference tool when I what to change something out in the garden.
Might as well check out this book from your local library first before you buy it. And lots of public libraries in Georgia have this book on their shelves. Those outside of Georgia can click here to see which libraries near you have it. (hint: type in your zip code so you can find the closest library that has it). Enjoy!