Southern Living Garden Book
We gardeners know that no single book will adequately answer all of our gardening questions. However, if I were to recommend one landscape plant reference book for southern gardeners, it would be The Southern Living Garden Book, by Steve Bender (Oxmoor House Publishers, 1998; $35).
This book is an encyclopedia of over 5,000 southern plants. It includes information on each plant and a great discussion on southern garden zones. One of its prime features is an extensive guide to plant selection, including plants for areas that are shady, wet, or dry.
Here are two great Web sites for making your houseplants look their best:
Lighting Indoor House Plants from the University of Missouri
Houseplants from Texas A&M University