In Search of Great Plants is the definitive resource directory for where the best plants are for in the Midwest. The directory also explains the pros and cons of the natural conditions in the region, and the importance of careful plant selection.
Plant sources are grouped by state, including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. More than just a listing of locations, the fascinating stories and histories of the nurseries and their owners are also told. There are so many places to buy plants, but not all provide good healthy material suitable for gardens in the Midwest. This carefully researched book informs the reader about the best places to find plants for both the average gardener and the gardener in search of something special. Includes nurseries that are "hidden gems," perhaps even a little off the beaten path, the type of nurseries that gardeners love to know about and share. The book also covers public and private gardens in the region.
Betty Earl has carfuly made her selections of nurseries to include those that have a solid track record and longevity in the region. This insures the book will be accurate for years to come.