Herbaceous Perennial Plants

Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1610583809
Format: PDF, Docs
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The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage’s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage’s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer. One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by the American Horticulture Society, and the third is even better! The third edition of “The Big Perennial Book” (as it is fondly referred to by many practitioners) describes 3,600 species in 1224 pages. More than 300 color photos complement detailed text filled with the author’s pointed observations of plant performance, cultivar selection and current taxonomy. Allan’s trademark wit and passion are both in abundance, making reading as pleasurable as it is informative.

The Well Tended Perennial Garden

Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697075
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“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.

Glorious Shade

Author: Jenny Rose Carey
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604698063
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Turn a shady yard into a sumptuous garden Shade is one of the most common garden situations homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can triumph over challenging areas and learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Glorious Shade celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard. You'll learn how to determine what type of shade you have and how to choose the right plants for the space. The book also shares the techniques, design and maintenance tips that are key to growing a successful shade garden. Stunning color photographs offer design inspiration and reveal the beauty of shade-loving plants.

Midwest Gardens

Author: Pamela Wolfe
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781556523090
Format: PDF, ePub
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Grdener and teacher Pamela Wolfe and award-winning photographer Gary Irving colloborate to create an informative guide on how to create fantastic gardens in the Midwest.

The Winterthur Guide to Color in Your Garden

Author: Ruth N. Joyce
Publisher: Winterthur Museum
ISBN: 9780912724621
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bring the dazzling beauty and year-round bloom of the Winterthur Garden to your home landscape. Henry Francis du Pont devoted some seventy years to fashioning his world-renowned creation. In The Winterthur Guide to Color in Your Garden, author Ruth Joyce highlights the design principles that guided du Pont and describes how to achieve these stunning effects. Practical plants that have stood the test of time—native and non-native, common and unusual—are introduced month by month, grouped as they appear in the Winterthur landscape. Such an organization illuminates radiant and unusual color combinations as well as the wide variety of wildflowers and genera that bloom throughout the estate. The Quarry Garden, Glade Garden, and container plants at the Reflecting Pool are all included in this indispensable guide to creating a color-filled landscape of your own.