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Tall Perennials: Larger-Than-Life Plants for Gardens of All Sizes

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Grow up instead of out with tall perennials. These towering giants spice up borders, create drama, and can stop passers-by in their tracks, leaving them to wonder, What on earth is that?

Tall Perennials features Roger Turner's hand-picked selection of high-performing perennials that all check in at over five feet. Spiky and ferocious, statuesque and architectural,

bold and brilliantly colored, these are larger-than-life, hardy, and easy-to-grow plants that help create scale and proportion in gardens of any size. Split into two parts, Tall Perennials includes introductory chapters on the plant characteristics and combination ideas. The second part is a plant directory of more than 600 perennials.Whether you are an urban gardener looking to create the illusion of space or just looking for a new and unusual plant, Tall Perennials will help you create impact, surprise, and excitement in your garden.

Book News Annotation:

Turner's enthusiasm for plants and gardens is present in his prose, in this instance, describing the many perennials that grow 5 feet tall or more. The first three chapters offer detailed direction on design, cultivation, and plant relationships, with practical tips on soil and staking, how to design borders, and typical problems and solutions when planting with tall perennials. The remainder of the book contains the directory, divided by type--architectural, foliage, umbellifers, ornamental grasses, flower spikes, daisy flowers, early, midseason, and late--and listed alphabetically by Latin name. As is the norm for this press, the volume is beautifully illustrated with color plates of gardens and plants, and carefully presented, with the entries of each plant including its size, flowering time, flower color, origin, and other useful information along with Turner's description. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Roger Turner trained as an architect and now works as a landscape designer. He is a knowledgeable plantsman, active in the Hardy Plant Society and founding member of the Gloucestershire group of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG). Author of the monograph, Euphorbias: A Gardener's Guide, Roger Turner also wrote Better Garden Design and Capability Brown. He contributes to a number of journals and magazines including Hortus and The English Garden, and lectures on a wide range of subjects.

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Tracey, July 11, 2009 (view all comments by Tracey)
The gardens I love most are the gardens with layers and layers of color and texture, and nothing makes a garden stand out more than some crazy big plants scattered about. This book will not only inspire your own landscaping, but can help in identifying some of those beauties you've seen in other peoples yards. And those that you may have spotted in parks, as some of these plants are HUGE.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780881928891
Author:
Turner, Roger
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
Perennials
Subject:
Flowers - Perennials
Subject:
Gardening-Perennials
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9.34x7.26x.87 in. 1.80 lbs.

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