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Armitage's Garden Perennialsby Allan M. Armitage
Synopses & Reviews
Originally published in 2000, Armitages Garden Perennials quickly became a garden-shelf classic. Beloved for its well-edited plant selection and Armitages trusted advice on choosing and caring for the best plants, Booklist named it “an essential addition to gardening collections.”
Now its back and better than ever in this new revised and updated second edition. Renowned horticulturist Allan M. Armitage once again features his discerning selection of more than 1250 of the best perennials, over 300 of which are new to this edition. Old favorites like phlox and rudbeckia remain, but gardeners will delight in new introductions like the popular Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight and Echinacea ‘Tangerine Dream. Each plant entry includes scientific and common names, hardiness zone information, tips on growth and cultivation, and Armitages unique and beloved humor. Supported by more than 1300 color photos, 400 of which are new, and rounded out with useful lists of plants for specific situations, this outstanding reference belongs on the shelf of every gardener who values first-rate, authoritative information.
Book News Annotation:
Armitage, who teaches horticulture at the U. of Georgia in Athens and is in charge of their Trial Gardens, offers readers a gregarious A-Z resource of perennials for every yard and garden. Arranged by Latin name, the entries for each plant type includes multiple color photos of many varieties, the appeal, qualities, habit, performance, design element of each one described by Armitage in an engaging, thrifty writing style. This is a terrific resource for gardeners, with 300 new plants added to the 2000 1st edition, bringing the total to 1250. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Provides a comprehensive photographic assemblage of the most interesting and gardenworthy plants available.
About the Author
Widely regarded as one of the world's foremost horticulturists, Allan M. Armitage is a professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, where he teaches, conducts research on new garden plants, and runs the University of Georgia Horticulture Gardens. He travels widely as a lecturer and consultant, and is the recipient of numerous awards from nursery trade groups and horticultural organizations, including the Medal of Honor from the Garden Club of America and the National Educator Award from the American Horticultural Society. He is the author of nine other books, as well as six CDs and two Internet courses for gardeners. Armitage was honored with a Quill and Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association of America, and Greenhouse Grower magazine named him one of the ten most influential people or organizations — ever — in the floriculture industry for "encouraging growers to expand their markets with new annuals, cut flowers, and perennials."
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