Synopses & Reviews
Christopher Lloyd knows perennials as well as anyone else alive. Now available in paperback, this book represents the fruit of Lloyd's lifetime study of perennials. Genus by genus, he sets down everything he has learned, thought, seen, tried, liked, or regretted about them, individually or in combination. He is formidably knowledgeable, iconoclastic, opinionated, and always entertaining. Here, meticulously recorded, are his expert opinions about numerous varieties of flowering garden plants, from Acanthus to Zigadenus, accompanied by spectacular photographs from Jonathan Buckley and others. Any gardener will find themselves opening this book time and again with pleasure and the frequent thought, I MUST grow this one, too.
Royal Horticultural Society Victoria Medal award-winner Christopher Lloyd tells all, including colorful, expert entries for all of his favorite perennials, bulbs, grasses, & ferns -- stunning photos complete this beautiful garden reference.
This represents the fruit of Lloyd's lifetime's study of perennial plants. Genus by genus, he sets down everything he has learned, thought, seen, tried, liked, or regretted about them, individually or in combination. He is formidably knowledgeable, iconoclastic, sometimes dyspeptic or even rude, and always entertaining. In his own words, "Here you have the voice of an individual rather than the omniscience of a faceless team of contributors ... I love plants: at least that must be clear--perhaps even infectious."