Perennials Through the Seasons

Author: John Markowski
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781545158111
Format: PDF, ePub
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A photographic journey of 20 perennials that spans their emergence in spring, explosion in flower in spring and summer, the stunning foliage color in fall and ending beautifully covered in snow and ice in winter.

The Perennial Garden

Author: Jeff Cox
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780875961231
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Better Homes Gardens Perennial Gardening

Author: Better Homes & Gardens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470878444
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

Designing with Plants

Author: Piet Oudolf
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN:
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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

Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping

Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620987
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

A Southern Garden

Author: Elizabeth Lawrence
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469617056
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The author believes gardening in the middle South, where seasons have no definite boundaries but merge imperceptibly, could and should be a year-round pleasure. She takes us through the cycle of seasons, telling which plants are most suitable to which season. The book includes tables giving blooming dates of over eight hundred varieties of plants which were recorded over a period of years.

The Harrowsmith Perennial Garden

Author: Patrick Lima
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Annuals Perennials and Bulbs

Author: Anne Halpin
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 9781580110686
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lavishly illustrated with portraits of over 100 flowering plants and filled with instructional techniques and tips. More than 700 color photos and illustrations.

Herbaceous Perennials

Author: Andrew McIndoe
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 9780715320242
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Herbaceous Perennials is one of the new titles in a series of gardening books from David and Charles working in partnership with Hillier, Britain's most respected plantsmen. Herbaceous perennials can form a backbone for any flower garden, no matter what its size or setting. They have been cherished by gardeners for generation after generation, and there are huge numbers to choose from. Often, the most striking and beautiful plants in the garden will be herbaceous perennials. They provide colour, form and texture for much of the year and can be used to great effect in a wide variety of gardens and planting schemes. The look of your planting scheme will change as each season progresses, depending not only on what is in flower but also on the plants' stage of growth. An effective planting is a continuously changing picture, with enough variety throughout the seasons to maintain interest. Herbaceous Perennials emphasises the practicalities of using these essential plants, and the advice and direction given cannot fail to inspire.

What Perennial where

Author: Roy Lancaster
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789420879
Format: PDF
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Provides guidance on choosing perennials for different sites and conditions, and discusses light requirements, hardiness, height, and spread