The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697873
Category: Gardening
Page: 416
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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.

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697075
Category: Gardening
Page: 416
View: 6780

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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.

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

Planting & Pruning Techniques
Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692995
Category: Gardening
Page: 384
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With more than 180,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Now, in this expanded edition, there's even more to learn from and enjoy. This is the first, and still the most thorough, book to detail essential practices of perennial care such as deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and deadleafing, all of which are thoroughly explained and illustrated. More than 200 new color photographs have been added to this revised edition, showing perennials in various border situations and providing images for each of the entries in the A-to-Z encyclopedia of important perennial species. In addition, there is a new 32-page journal section, in which you can enter details, notes, and observations about the requirements and performance of perennials in your own garden. Thousands of readers have commented that The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is one of the most useful and frequently consulted books in their gardening libraries. This new, expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.

The Perennial Care Manual

A Plant-by-Plant Guide: What to Do & When to Do It
Author: Nancy J. Ondra
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603420452
Category: Gardening
Page: 384
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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.

The Well-Designed Mixed Garden

Building Beds and Borders with Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals, and Bulbs
Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881929676
Category: Gardening
Page: 460
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Covers mixed garden design concepts, exploring color, texture, form, principles, and maintenance.

Understanding Perennials

A New Look at an Old Favorite
Author: William Cullina
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618883462
Category: Gardening
Page: 247
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A visual guide to working with perennial plants counsels home gardeners on the "psychology" of perennials by addressing their needs, wants, and potential; in a nontraditional reference that explains how to forge a satisfying relationship with perennials by understanding how to make each part of the plant flourish.

50 High-impact, Low-care Garden Plants


Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881929506
Category: Gardening
Page: 168
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The author of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden profiles fifty key plants that are perfect for a year-round garden, pest resistant, climate tolerant, cold hardy, and easy to cultivate and maintain, accompanied by useful gardening tips, advice, and hints based on the author's own gardening experience.

The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer


Author: Stephanie Cohen,Nancy J. Ondra
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 161212271X
Category: Gardening
Page: 320
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Turn your outdoor landscape into a rich, living canvas of color and texture. Encouraging experimentation, Stephanie Cohen and Nancy J. Ondra show you how to plan a garden that incorporates unique combinations of plants to achieve stunning effects. With an overview of garden design fundamentals and 20 sample garden plans, Cohen and Ondra will inspire you to play with creative juxtapositions of vibrant hues and subtle textures. Let your imagination run wild as you create your own unique and original garden designs.

Essential Perennials

The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden
Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen,Thomas Christopher
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693169
Category: Gardening
Page: 452
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An A-Z guide offers home gardeners all the information they need to successfully select, plant and grow more than 2,700 perennials to enhance their landscape with texture, shape, bursts of color and form.

Perennials

The Gardener's Reference
Author: Susan Carter,Carrie Becker,Bob Lilly
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881928208
Category: Gardening
Page: 542
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An alphabetical listing of more than 2,700 individual perennial plants representing 250 genera furnishes authoritative information on each plant's scientific and common names, origins, growing conditions, light requirements, cultivation, propagation, foliage and flower characteristics, companion plants, pest control, and other essentials.

The Garden Primer


Author: Barbara Damrosch
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761148562
Category: Cooking
Page: 820
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Offers advice on buying and growing different kinds of plants with an emphasis on the use of native plant species and the techniques of organic gardening.

Caring for Perennials

What to Do and when to Do it
Author: Janet Macunovich
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9780882669571
Category: Gardening
Page: 191
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Macunovich teaches her month-by-month schedule for perennial gardening. Includes care charts for more than 130 perennials.

Perennial Combinations

Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right From The Start
Author: C. Colston Burrell
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968063
Category: Gardening
Page: 352
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Offers planting plans and plant descriptions to maximize the effects of color in a perennial garden

Perennials


Author: Ray Edwards
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789441515
Category: Gardening
Page: 80
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Offers advice on choosing perennials for flowering and foliage interest, illustrates soil preparation, propagation, and care, and describes a variety of species

Pictorial Guide to Perennials


Author: M. Jane Coleman Helmer,Karla S. Decker Hodge,Karla S. Hodge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933272177
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
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The Pruning Book


Author: Lee Reich
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600850952
Category: Gardening
Page: 233
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It sounds simple enough, but pruning can confound even the most competent gardener. This new edition of Taunton's award-winning book explains the do's and don'ts of cutting back; from humble houseplants to the most amazing exotics, readers learn how to make the right cut the first time, every time. With straightforward prose, over 250 photographs, and 135 drawings, this essential reference walks gardeners through the process of pruning everything from ornamental trees and bushes to topiaries and bonsai. The author, Lee Reich, is a respected horticulturist who writes frequently on gardening subjects. Here, he demystifies the timing and techniques that result in the most successful pruning for healthy growth and good form. Updated with the latest information and enhanced illustrations, this book belongs in every gardener's library, whether he or she is a professional, a landscaping veteran, or is pruning for the very first time.

Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

The Complete Homeowner's Guide
Author: Paul Bonine,Amy Campion
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693339
Category: Gardening
Page: 320
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The climate of the Pacific Northwest presents its gardeners with a unique set of opportunities—ample rain, great soil, and moderate temperatures—and challenges—brief summer heat, wet winters, and ever-present slugs and snails.Growing the Northwest Garden tackles these problems in a fresh and comprehensive way. This practical handbook includes everything a home gardener needs to successfully garden in the region. It explores popular gardening styles like Japanese gardens, herbaceous and mixed borders, tropical gardens, rock gardens, and woodland gardens. Plant profiles for hundreds of ornamental plants highlight the best annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and bulbs for the region. And a comprehensive review of the region's climates, microclimates, and zones help gardeners with site selection, soil preparation, maintenance, and plant selections.

Gardening with Perennials Month by Month


Author: Joseph Hudak
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881922646
Category: Perennials
Page: 327
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Lavishly illustrated with over 400 color photos taken by the author, the book's format is unique. Each chapter is a new month in the typical blooming "window" of perennials - March through September - beginning with an extensive list of plants divided by blossom color. Using this feature of the book alone, the gardener can plan ahead, orchestrating sequences of color in favorite harmonies throughout the growing season. Alphabetized entries on each of the blooming candidates make up the bulk of each chapter, with detailed information on the current scientific and common names (plus recent synonyms), hardiness zones and distribution (or origin for introduced hybrids), blossom color and flowering span, and a specific list of commercially available cultivars. Cultural preferences regarding soil, moisture, and light - along with information on insect pests and diseases - are all supplied in one convenient place for superior growing results.

Hibiscus

Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden
Author: Barbara Perry Lawton
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881926545
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
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Discover the plant suitable for your conditions with this treatment of tropical, subtropical, and warm-temperate plants, as well as the hardy perennials and shrubs.