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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques

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ISBN13: 9780881924145
ISBN10: 0881924148
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The difference between a garden that looks its best for a few brief days and one that delights the eye for weeks and months on end is frequently just a matter of good planning and judicious care. Tracy DiSabato-Aust has devoted years to studying how to plan and care for perennials so that a garden can be a real showplace with a minimum of maintenance.

The first key to success lies in good site planning and plant selection that emphasizes each plant's strengths. Following that in importance is learning how and when to prune and shape perennials to produce more flowers, encourage lush new growth, discourage pests, stagger bloom times, and maintain vigorous health.

Amazingly, this is the first book that covers this essential topic in detail, although books on pruning woody plants abound. Deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and deadleafing are among the techniques in the gardener?s arsenal that are thoroughly explained and illustrated. An extensive encyclopedia of important perennial species and cultivars explains the pruning and maintenance needs of each plant. Wonderfully useful appendices offer a month-by-month planting and maintenance schedule for the typical perennial garden.

Illustrated with 131 striking photographs by the author, this book will show both amateur and professional gardeners how to give their perennials the kind of care that will allow them to look their very best.

Review:

"I bought [this book] as soon as it came out and have found it invaluable. It is well written and contains sound information about the cultural requirements of the plants, maintenance and how to prepare the beds." Pete Prown, Grene Scene

Review:

"This excellent resource offers extensive in-depth instructions on pruning, dividing, deadheading, pinching, and other maintenance techniques for specific perennials." Library Journal

Review:

"This is not just another pretty picture book on perennial flowers, although the author?s photos are superb. What you will find is a twofer, i.e., a comprehensive guide to growing perennials and a really good encyclopedia on perennials. And? It is truly a bargain considering how much good information is packed into one book." The Holmes Runner 2001

Book News Annotation:

Describes the maintenance and long-term care of herbaceous perennial plants. Offers guidelines for the various stages of creating a perennial border or bed, and specific pruning techniques for deadheading, cutting back, pinching, disbudding, thinning, deadleafing, and preparing for winter and spring. An Encyclopedia of Perennials includes information on climate zones, size, exposure, time of flowering, related plants, and techniques for pruning and maintenance. Includes 131 color photos. No subject index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Timber Press's all-time bestseller! Tracy DiSabato-Aust has devoted years of study to creating showplace gardens with minimal maintenance. Her methods of pruning and shaping perennials, thoroughly explained and illustrated here, produce more flowers, encourage lush new growth, discourage pests, stagger bloom times, and maintain vigorous health. Readers have given us rave reviews of this book since publication.

Synopsis:

Tracy DiSabato-Aust has devoted years of study to creating showplace gardens with minimal maintenance. Her methods of pruning and shaping perennials, produce more flowers, encourage growth, discourage pests, stagger bloom times, and maintain vigorous health.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p.255-256) and index.

About the Author

Tracy DiSabato-Aust received B.S. and M.S. degrees in horticulture from The Ohio State University. She has worked for more than twenty years as a landscape designer, horticultural consultant, writer, and lecturer, receiving numerous horticultural awards. Tracy's feature articles have appeared in Fine Gardening and the American Nurseryman, and her garden has been featured in Country Gardens magazine.

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kimberwolf, February 23, 2010 (view all comments by kimberwolf)
This is one of the best gardening books I have come across. Contains a wide range of perennials with complete care instuctions, gorgeous photos and has been an essential reference book. My copy's pages are well muddied, dogeared, and scribbled upon. A must for any flower gardener.
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Barbara Veomett, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Barbara Veomett)
Practical and informative resource for all seasons.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780881924145
Subtitle:
Planting & Pruning Techniques
Foreword:
Still, Steven M.
Foreword:
Still, Steven M.
Author:
DiSabato-Aust, Tracy
Author:
Still, Steven M.
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Location:
Portland, Or. :
Subject:
Perennials
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Flowers - Perennials
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v. 1409
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
338
Dimensions:
10.82x7.62x1.19 in. 2.39 lbs.

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Product details 338 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881924145 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I bought [this book] as soon as it came out and have found it invaluable. It is well written and contains sound information about the cultural requirements of the plants, maintenance and how to prepare the beds."
"Review" by , "This excellent resource offers extensive in-depth instructions on pruning, dividing, deadheading, pinching, and other maintenance techniques for specific perennials."
"Review" by , "This is not just another pretty picture book on perennial flowers, although the author?s photos are superb. What you will find is a twofer, i.e., a comprehensive guide to growing perennials and a really good encyclopedia on perennials. And? It is truly a bargain considering how much good information is packed into one book."
"Synopsis" by , Timber Press's all-time bestseller! Tracy DiSabato-Aust has devoted years of study to creating showplace gardens with minimal maintenance. Her methods of pruning and shaping perennials, thoroughly explained and illustrated here, produce more flowers, encourage lush new growth, discourage pests, stagger bloom times, and maintain vigorous health. Readers have given us rave reviews of this book since publication.
"Synopsis" by , Tracy DiSabato-Aust has devoted years of study to creating showplace gardens with minimal maintenance. Her methods of pruning and shaping perennials, produce more flowers, encourage growth, discourage pests, stagger bloom times, and maintain vigorous health.
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