I received this recently. And started reading immediately. Here's my review on the book.
PUSH THE ZONE
The Good Guide to Growing Tropical Plants Beyond the Tropics
by David The Good
The first part of this book is useful in any climate. The author gives reasons why you should experient with plants that normally grow in warmer climates. He explains why a greenhouse is not always necessary, gives advices on other methods for making hot spots in the garden.
I missed advice for when it is not freezing cold, but it's cloudy and rainy during many consecutive days.
The second part gives a list of tropical plants. Most of these species can be grown in less hot climates, like in North Florida. But in temperate and cold zones there is no way to grow these plants, only sometimes maybe in a heated greenhouse with growlights.
So this book is most useful for gardeners in North Florida. Less so in the Netherlands.
In my next post I will show my warmth-loving plants in their new -almost South facing- corner.