As gardeners become increasingly concerned with both drought and water conservation, plants that love the sun are an attractive option. From white flowering hawthorns to richly scented wisteria, they come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, with endless potential for producing stunning planting schemes. You’ll find success with this vividly illustrated volume, which shows how to select the best sun-friendly varieties and plant them with confidence—whatever your experience. After explaining exactly how sunlight affects plants, it discusses creating the small amount of necessary shade; choosing and buying trees, shrubs, and flowers; preparing the soil; maintaining the plants, and solving common problems. A huge and beautiful A-Z directory covers annuals, biennials, and bedding plants; bulbous plants; perennials, climbers, conifers, and more.