Synopses & Reviews
This is the A-List of flowering plants recommended for Pacific Northwest gardens--updated to include the current crop of available perennials--in a lavishly photographed and definitive guide, which will aide in selecting the best perennials to build a successful garden. These are the plants that can winter over and return with showy brilliance the following year, and in the gentle climate of the northwest, there are so many to choose from. But which is the best white flower to plant next to a pink rhodie in a partial-shade setting? And can a garden have pretty perennials without a lot of watering? Figuring out what works well together is such a puzzle! Perennials for the Pacific Northwest explains all of that, plus how best to take care of your plants. It features full descriptions of 500 plants, each of the fully described plants includes a color photograph; selected plants from the lists are pictured.
About the Author
Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker about gardens and travel, sharing her love of plants, gardens, and garden history along with offering tips and advice. She is the author of four books. Marty speaks at national events, and writes for a variety of publications including Country Gardens and The American Gardener. She is a weekly guest on KUOW 94.9 FM, Seattle's NPR station, which can be heard live online or on podcast. Marty and her radio colleagues won a 2010 Silver Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association for on-air talent. Marty has a master's degree in urban horticulture from the University of Washington, and is active in several organizations including the Royal Horticultural Society and the Garden Writers Association.