Searchable plant database? How do you find out what's available?
Hi there. I'm a newbie who's trying to decide on some plants to fill an area in the front of my house.
I have consulted some landscape design books, and I know the following steps to approaching this problem:
Figure out your zone
Figure out how much sunlight the area gets
Figure out the soil type and pH
Decide how big you want the plant to get
My question is: What does one do next when deciding on what to use in a given situation? I'm thinking there must be some kind of searchable database on the web that will let you do an advanced search that shows only:
evergreen shrubs, hardy in zone 8, that like acidic soil, that don't get over 3' tall
Does such a database exist? If not, what do you use?