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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.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive reference for planning, planting, and caring for the most popular perennials

Perennial Gardening from Better Homes and Gardens makes it easy to plan and maintain your ideal home garden with a wealth of smart guidance on selecting and caring for your perennials. All of the essentials are covered here, from planning the initial design to choosing the right perennials for your geographical region to maintaining your garden over time.

Perfect for gardeners of any and all skill levels, the book is packed with useful checklists, troubleshooting advice for common problems, handy at-a-glance charts, up-to-date coverage on new varieties and trends, and in-depth guidance on basic gardening techniques.

  • Includes a primer on perennials and plenty of inspirational designs, including color combinations and plant pairings
  • Features more than 700 gorgeous full-color photographs and colorful diagrams
  • Covers hundreds of varieties of perennials

Whether you're planning your first garden or looking to add perennials to the garden you love, Perennial Gardening covers everything you need to know.

About the Author

The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

Table of Contents

Understanding Perennials.

When to water.

Ways to water.

Water smart.

Selecting Perennials.

All about pests.

Pest prevention.

Pest encyclopedia.

Designing with Perennials.

Getting started.

Fruit trees.

Brambles.

Small fruits.

Planting Plans.

Container gardens.

Inground gardens.

Herb gardens.

Planting the Garden.

All about pests.

Pest prevention.

Pest encyclopedia.

Caring for Perennials.

All about pests.

Pest prevention.

Pest encyclopedia.

Perennial Encyclopedia.

Zone map.

Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470878446
Author:
Martens, Julie A.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
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Lastbetter Homes & Gardens
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Better Homes
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Flowers - Perennials
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Better Homes and Gardens Gardening
Publication Date:
20101214
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.13 in

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A comprehensive reference for planning, planting, and caring for the most popular perennials

Perennial Gardening from Better Homes and Gardens makes it easy to plan and maintain your ideal home garden with a wealth of smart guidance on selecting and caring for your perennials. All of the essentials are covered here, from planning the initial design to choosing the right perennials for your geographical region to maintaining your garden over time.

Perfect for gardeners of any and all skill levels, the book is packed with useful checklists, troubleshooting advice for common problems, handy at-a-glance charts, up-to-date coverage on new varieties and trends, and in-depth guidance on basic gardening techniques.

  • Includes a primer on perennials and plenty of inspirational designs, including color combinations and plant pairings
  • Features more than 700 gorgeous full-color photographs and colorful diagrams
  • Covers hundreds of varieties of perennials

Whether you're planning your first garden or looking to add perennials to the garden you love, Perennial Gardening covers everything you need to know.

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