Looking for a Bible...

Mr.David(8)January 26, 2012

I live in Charleston, SC (region 8) and I'm looking for a some sort of plant "bible" specific for my area if it even exist. I would like it to include a list of native plants to the area as well as imports that would look good and survive and thrive.

Any suggestions?

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lauriewood(8 SC)

Hi Mr. David-
I am just a few miles south of you.
The Southern Living books were my bible for many a year
Steve Bender's "Passalong Plants"
The Plant Delights catalog (http://www.plantdelights.com/)
Antique Rose Emporium (https://www.antiqueroseemporium.com/)- I have had great luck with noisettes
I find that as many plants with historical/garden worthy value growing in Charleston- the local nurseries don't sell the plants that work! Check out gingers too!
Laurie

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 8:03PM
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lauriewood(8 SC)

I mean North of you!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 8:09PM
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WildfireMike

The 'Bible' if you have the cash is Odenwald's 'Identification, Selection and use of Southern Plants'. My guru is Felder Rushing. He co-wrote 'Passalong Plants'. All of his books are gold standard.
Mike

    Bookmark   February 15, 2012 at 3:00PM
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