"About the Book Blessed with a longer growing season and a temperate climate, Southern gardeners need a particular set of guidelines. Whether gardeners want salt-tolerant plants, water lilies that bloom at night, or trees that will outlast their grandchildren, this innovative sourcebook will enable southerners to create the yards they want. 75 bandw illustrations. Book Synopsis The Southern Gardener's Book of Lists, a sourcebook and workbook in one, has all the answers. With more than 200 lists of plants grouped by their horticultural characteristics and uses in the garden, this is the one-of-a-kind guide to spending less time and money on your garden. Veteran gardener and best-selling author Lois Trigg Chaplin rmends hundreds of plants for hundreds of uses, noting the specific Southern regions they grow in and sharing helpful hints and insights. Other special features include the tips, suggestions, and anecdotes of gardeners, nurserymen, designers, and horticulturists from across the South. Review Quotes ...a must book for newcomers to the South.-- ""Gainesville Times"" A book that no Southern Gardener should be without.--Joanne Caglione ""Fairhope Courier"" An excellent reference for homeowners or gardeners planning a yard.-- ""Augusta Chronicle"" Chaplin's rmendations for trees, perennials, azaleas, roses, and other plants are aimed at gardeners who live in the country's southern regions, including those living the farthest south, who find it most difficult to gather dependable data.-- ""Booklist"" Lois Trigg Chaplin compiles more than 200 lists of plants that fill everyday and special needs.-- ""Raleigh News and Observer"" LoisTrigg Chaplin takes the practical, informative art of list-making to gardeners with this book...the true genius of Chaplin's work is that she also includes lists that are uncommon to find anywhere else, but are nonetheless essential bits of information. From ferns to trees to groundcovers, this book has it all nicely broken down in practical lists for everyone.-- ""New South Gardener"" Provides a handy list of plants suitable for all types of gardening situations.--Anne Clay ""Fairhope Courier"" The author, a well-known gardening writer who served as gardening editor for Southern Living for 13 years, has compiled a useful and entertaining book of lists for Southern gardeners.-- ""Library Journal"" About the Author Lois Trigg Chaplin is also the author of A Garden's Blessings, Refreshment for the Soul, and a contributor to four editions of Southern Living's Garden Annual. Formerly a garden editor at Southern Living for thirteen years, her articles now appear in many gardening and home periodicals. She lives and gardens in Birmingham, Alabama."