Create the flower garden of your dreams. This comprehensive guide includes expert advice on everything from choosing an appropriate growing site to maximizing the lifespan of your plants. Charming illustrations and photographs accompany helpful tips on how to improve soil, fight off pests, and make all your flowers bloom with radiant color. Whether you’re a beginning gardener or a seasoned florist, The Flower Gardener’s Bible is a useful resource that will help you keep your garden healthy and beautiful for years to come.
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Keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season. From planning and planting to pruning and propagating, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to maintain a stunning perennial garden. Nancy J. Ondra provides an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide that profiles 125 popular perennials, with helpful information on each plant’s soil, light, and water needs. Ondra’s expertise and passion for gardening, along with Rob Cardillo’s breathtaking photography, will inspire you to create a garden of your dreams that will last a lifetime.
Filled with instructional techniques, this lavishly illustrated book covers the basics and some expert tips for growing annuals, perennials and bulbs and includes more than 700 color photos and illustrations.
Author: C. Colston Burrell
Offers planting plans and plant descriptions to maximize the effects of color in a perennial garden
Describes the characteristics, cultivation, landscape use, and propagation of hundreds of species of perennials.
“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple Since its original publication twenty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy’s thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.
Caring for Perennials
Author: Janet Macunovich
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Macunovich teaches her month-by-month schedule for perennial gardening. Includes care charts for more than 130 perennials.
“Vernon’s gorgeously illustrated guide…is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden.” —Library Journal The Flower-Powered Garden urges home gardeners to embrace one of the most joyful and important parts of the garden—color! Andy Vernon, a self-professed flower fanatic, highlights perennials and annuals that pack a punch, and shares 15 color combinations that can be used in containers and gardens. The boisterous combinations are inspired by some of Vernon’s favorite things—like sherbet, birds, and candy. A floripedia of 50 marvelous plants includes colorful favorites like dahlias, petunias, hollyhocks, fuchsias, and more. Vernon also shares basic gardening tips, with helpful advice on planting, watering, soil, and growing in containers. This colorful guide has everything you need to supercharge your garden with the power of flowers!
A fully updated 10th-anniversary edition covers more vegetables, fruits and herbs than the first edition and includes full-color photos, extended-season growing advice, sections on organic gardening and solutions for small-space gardening. Original.
Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.
A book that covers it all: design, preparation, plant combinations, cultural requirements, propagation, plus a comprehensive A-Z encyclopedia of plants. Whether you already garden with perennials or are just starting out, you will find everything you need to know about perennial plants in this impressively comprehensive book. Each entry is illustrated with a colour photo and described in detail. Information is given on different varieties of the plant how the plant should be grown, and the garden uses to which it may be put, including suggestions for appropriate companion plantings.
Author: Susan Hollister
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Perennials can open up a world of possibilities. From soil-hugging ground cover, to lofty swaying grasses, you are sure to find the right plant to meet your needs for landscape management, dramatic color, and privacy. Regardless of your climate or the makeup of your soil, you will find perennials that will grow in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.
Recommends plants that grow well in different sunny or shady locations, as well as those best suited for different styles of gardens and for each season and those noted for color, scent, shape, texture, or special conditions.
“An enchanting and original account of Beatrix Potter's life and her love of plants and gardening.” —Judy Taylor, vice president of the Beatrix Potter Society There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her, including her home Hill Top Farm in England's Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today.