Tips for Buying Plants

Once you know which plants you'd like to add to your garden, keep this checklist handy as you shop.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
check plants for growing conditions before buying DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

If some of the plants you have chosen aren't available at your local garden center, it's tempting to select a similar plant, but take care to check the labels for heights, spreads and growing conditions first. Different species of the same type of plant may grow to very different proportions from the one on your list.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

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