You may think you can't grow palms, but yes, there are some that survive winter temperatures down to zero degrees centigrade, more than survive down to 10 or 15 degrees, and well, the planet is warming.
Dewees and photographer Caitlin Atkinson traveled the country talking to palm enthusiasts, nursery owners, designers, homeowners and many more ... and in the pages of this book, you'll visit fabulous landscapes with palms you've never heard of before. The flamethrower palm with emerging scarlet leaves; the teddy bear palm with reddish-brown fuzz at the base of the leaves; the satake palm with a purple-brown crownshaft, and many, many more.
For nearly 200 pages, Dewees and Atkinson take you to landscapes with palms of every kind; and then there's a portfolio of palm species, each listing with a description of the palm's main characteristics, its cultural requirements, tolerance for drought and heat, and suggestions for how it might be used in the landscape. Beautiful photos accompany most of the entries.
The book is everything you'd ever want to know about palms, and a reference work that will be at the top of every designer's list for years to come.