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Continuous Bloomby Pam Duthie
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Keeping your perennial garden in bloom from March through October and beyond has never been easier. Garden designer Pam Duthie has arranged 272 of the best perennials — each with a full-color photo — in order of bloom time, giving all the information you'll need to grow: zone, height/width, descriptions of flower and foliage, bloom time, light and soil requirements, care, propagation, and potential problems. Pam even recommends uses for each plant and offers insider's tips.
Book News Annotation:
Essentially a photo gallery of 272 perennials that Duthie uses at her northern Illinois-based landscape design and consulting firm. Arranged by bloom time, each one-page entry includes a 3.5x5<"> photo and a short list of attributes—including plant type (e.g., herb, native, bulb, fern); USDA zone; flower and foliage; bloom length; height and spacing; light and soil needs; special care requirements; uses; propagation methods and timing; and pest and disease problems. Duthie also includes insider tips, suggestions for unique combinations of perennials, and several appendices with additional advice on maintenance and selection.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A guide to keeping a perennial garden in bloom from April through October, this book provides all the information a gardener needs to grow beautiful flowers. Detailed information includes descriptions of flowers, bloom length, light and soil requirements, care, propagation, and potential problems.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-320) and indexes.
About the Author
Pam Duthie is the author of Continuous Color: A Month-by-Month Guide to Shrubs and Small Trees for the Continuous Bloom Garden.
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