Tracy DiSabato-Aust has taught thousands of readers how to design and maintain their gardens. Her first book — The Well-Tended Perennial Garden — is Timber's best-selling title and widely considered the bible of perennial maintenance. 50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants is packed with useful tips, practical hints, and Tracy's own gardening experience. It is sure to find a place on the shelf and in the heart of every gardener. Tracy has identified 50 show-stopping plants that anyone can grow. Each selection is a dynamic choice for nearly every garden. Even better? All 50 plants have passed Tracy's test for toughness, beauty, and durability. These are Tracy's personal favorites, chosen after years of studying how to make beautiful outdoor spaces with a minimum of maintenance.
Each plant has most or all of these important characteristics: Multi-season interest, colorful foliage, long-lasting blooms, outstanding texture, lasts five years or longer, tolerates heat and humidity, cold-hardy, deer-proof, pesticide and insecticide free, infrequent or no deadheading, no heavy fertilizing, no staking, requires infrequent or no division, requires infrequent pruning, not invasive or overly aggressive, tolerates drought, architectural form.