Gardener’s Guide to Tropical Plants: Cool Ways to Add Hot Colors, Bold Foliage, and Striking Textures
Her beautiful new book from Cool Springs Press features Nellie’s top recommendations for tropical plants that can be grown across the country in all kinds of zones. Whether they are grown year-round outside in the landscape or in containers and wintered over, you can grow tropicals—right in your own backyard! Neal invites the reader to discover more than 130 plants and organizes them by type—Herbaceous, Woody, and Vining plants from diverse tropical habitats. Each plant is shown by a full-color photograph followed by planting details, growing tips, care and propagation, and design advice. Nellie provides cut-to-the-chase lists of plants for special sites (dry shade, wet shade, dry sun, wet sun) and plants with special features (leaves, flowers, fragrance, drought-tolerant), allowing readers to go straight to the plants that match those descriptions. Chapters on how tropicals grow, propagation, design, growing tropicals in containers, and overwintering round out Gardener’s Guide to Tropical Plants.