You can tell author Kristen Green is passionate about sharing her knowledge as she states "I would share every plant in my garden with you if I could. Instead, I wrote this." In her books she gives you a run down of basic plant biology that every gardener should know and then begins to share the advantages of self-sowers, plants that plant themselves.
In Plantiful you will find three helpful lists of 150 self-sowing plants characterized by 'Faithful Volunteers,' 'Thrilling Fillers' and 'Come Back Keepers.' The list includes a picture of the plant, what zones they like to grow in, when they like to grow, what they look like, what they attract and care instructions. Also included is the very important information on where these plants are considered invasive. However, any gardener should double check the plants that they buy to make sure that they are not invasive since some of the suggestions in the list can be misleading.
The section on frost-tender plants that are mostly exotic and will need to be overwintered inside are not my cup of tea, but other gardeners might want to try it.
Helpful instructions on propagating (which will need to be done eventually in any garden) are also included along with handy pictorials.
A great book for any gardener or someone looking into low maintenance gardening.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.