Synopses & Reviews
When first published nearly 30 years ago, "Gardening with Perennials Month by Month" sparked a renaissance of perennial plants in American gardens, a trend that continues to this day. The revised and expanded second edition, now in paperback, describes the monthly blooming schedules and growing requirements of virtually every type of garden perennial. Over 700 species are documented, with over 400 lavish color photos. Providing a wealth of practical information to both the amateur and the professional perennial gardener, this classic work continues to be one of our most popular books.
"Provides practical information ... for both the amateur, garden club member and the professional perennial gardener."—National Gardener, July 2004 National Gardener
"He (Joseph Hudak) knows his sugject through and through and writes with economy and absolute clarity ... it is brilliant ... makes the book worth the price."—Sydney Eddison, Fine Gardening, May/June 1994
"A comprehensive listing of over 700 species with detailed horticultural advice."—Library Journal, December 4, 2000 Library Journal
One of the most practical perennial guides for North America, this text provides the monthly blooming schedules and growing requirements of more than 700 species, plus hundreds of their cultivars. Each chapter presents a month of blooming perennials, March through September, with an extensive list of plants arranged by blossom color.
About the Author
Joseph Hudak was the plant materials instructor for twenty years in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and also taught at the Radcliffe Seminars Program. He serves as Landscape Design Advisor for the National Garden Clubs and received the Meritorious Service Award for lifetime achievements from the American Horticultural Society. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Mr. Hudak is also the author of Design for Gardens.