What do you need to make a great garden? Simply the best plants you can buy, arranged in eye-catching combinations. But what are the best plants? Steve Whysall knows how bewildering it can be to shop for plants at a garden center. Which is a great rose? What vines are star performers? Which perennials are the most reliable? Steve answers these questions and more. He names 100 essential plants - trees, shrubs, roses, vines, perennials, and bulbs-for the Ontario garden. Each plant has at least one outstanding quality: beautiful blooms, sensational foliage, marvelous form, or exquisite scent. With this book, you can confidently establish the botanical bones of your garden.