“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.”-Marcel Proust

Choosing plants based on their dominant qualities makes gardening/landscaping significantly easier. I have owned this book for a decade. When trying to find a link to share, I discovered that finding it may be somewhat difficult. However, I have found it to be a valuable tool when planning, especially difficult projects.

Who would benefit from this book?

  • Amateurs gardeners, Master Gardeners and Professionals


  • Has a comprehensive collection of lists that put plants into categories: ‘Best flowers for cutting,’ ‘Best trees for streets,’ ‘Salt tolerant Plants,’ etc.
  • Can be used with botanical and common names


  • Black and white and few actual pictures
  • Must have some idea of plants while using
  • May not include some plants that could also be considered for a specific list


While difficult to get a hold of, this Book of Lists (or any other, for that matter) is helpful for the plant lover. If you are just getting started in learning about plants, this is a great resource to point you in the right direction.