The Perennial Garden

Author: Jeff Cox
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780875961231
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explains how to have a garden that blooms all year long, providing background on site selection, soil preparation, and plant culture

The Harrowsmith Perennial Garden

Author: Patrick Lima
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN:
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Shows how to plan a perennial garden, prepare the soil, and select plants, describes popular varieties, and tells how to handle shade and dryness

Better Homes Gardens Perennial Gardening

Author: Better Homes & Gardens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470878444
Format: PDF, Docs
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Perennials are permanent fixtures in most home gardens, making this complete guide a perfect fit for any home gardener's library. This book will be a comprehensive and accessible reference for planning, planting, and caring for the most popular perennial plants, from the common hibiscus and peony, to new, must-grow varieties. With an easy-to-navigate package, in-depth coverage of basic techniques, and up-to-date information on new varieties and trends, it is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels, from novice to expert. Filled with colorful diagrams, helpful checklists that make shopping and planning a breeze, and easy-to-follow directions for all kinds of projects, it's the perfect guide to planning and maintaining a beautiful home garden, year after year. Chapters will include a primer on understanding perennials, guidance on selecting the best perennials for your region and situation, inspirational ideas for design, including color combinations and plant pairings. An entire chapter of plant-by-numbers plans will provide step-by-step guidance and inspiration for home garden designs. Special features include lists of top perennial plants and at-a-glance seasonal maintenance charts. More than 700 gorgeous color photos throughout, including a plant encyclopedia that features hundreds of perennials, categorized for convenience.

Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping

Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620987
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What if, one step at a time, we could make our gardens and landscapes more eco-friendly? Barbara W. Ellis's colorful, comprehensive guide shows homeowners, gardeners, garden designers, and landscapers how to do just that for the large and beautiful Chesapeake Bay watershed region. This area includes Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and part of West Virginia (translating to portions of USDA Zones 6, 7, and 8). Here, mid-Atlantic gardeners, from beginners to advanced, will find the essential tools for taking steps to make their gardens part of the solution through long-term planning and planting. The guide is built from the ground up around six simple but powerful principles that anyone can use: * Reduce lawn * Build plant diversity * Grow native plants * Manage water runoff * Welcome wildlife * Garden wisely Included are detailed instructions for assessing and designing your particular garden or landscape site; choosing and caring for trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and flowers; and succeeding with such conditions as shade or poor soil. From rain gardens to woodland gardens, meadow gardens to wildlife gardens, and much more, this indispensable guide features more than 300 color photographs.

Designing with Plants

Author: Piet Oudolf
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Dutch garden designer and nurseryman presents the concepts behind his distinctive landscapes which emphasize form, texture, light, movement, and elements of surprise as well as color

G rtnern f r Dummies

Author: Sue Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527686967
Format: PDF
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Wenn Sie nicht nur Ihrem grünen Daumen vertrauen wollen Haben Sie ein Stück Erde, das Sie in einen Garten verwandeln möchten, aber außer der Freude an erdverschmierten Händen, sattem Grün und Farbenpracht noch recht wenig Ahnung von Gartenarbeit? Dann ist Gärtnern für Dummies das richtige Buch für Sie! Hier erhalten Sie konkrete Hilfestellung bei der Planung Ihres Gartens und der Wahl der für Sie und Ihr Stück Land passenden Pflanzen. Lernen Sie, wie Sie aus Bäumen, Büschen und Blumen ein harmonisches Ganzes schaffen und mit einjährigen und mehrjährigen Pflanzen Ihren Garten zum Blühen bringen. Außerdem enthält das Buch viele nützliche Tipps zum richtigen Gartengerät, zur Hege und Pflege der Pflanzen, zur Schädlingsbekämpfung und zum Kompostieren.

Perennial Combinations

Author: C. Colston Burrell
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968063
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers planting plans and plant descriptions to maximize the effects of color in a perennial garden

Perennial Companions

Author: Thomas Fischer
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881929395
Format: PDF
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There is an abundance of inspiration in the 100 combinations featured in this book. Each grouping is an actual garden scene that combines two, three, or more perennials in colorful tableaux that span the gardening year, from earliest spring to the onset of winter. All 100 entries identify each of the main plants by both common and botanical names, specify the care and conditions they require, and indicate when the combination reaches its peak of beauty.

Step by step perennials

Author: Patricia A. Taylor
Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens Books
ISBN: 9780696206603
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers readers all the information needed to create gardens that last from year to year, featuring accompanying step-by-step photographs, sections on planting and maintenance, and advice on saving time and trouble. Original.