Synopses & Reviews
Structured to answer the questions of both amateurs and experienced gardeners, this book makes it easy to design and plant a garden. The encyclopedia of perennials helps identify each plant. Descriptions are arranged alphabetically by genus and cross-referenced by page number to the color plates.
Taylor's Guides are well known and widely praised for their clear, informative text and expert horticultural information. Each flexibound volume combines beauty and authority, featuring hundreds of stunning, full-color identification photographs and advice from experts across the country.
Perennials are every gardener's favorite plants. They provide colorful flowers and leafy foliage, and, best of all, their beauty returns year after year. In this fully illustrated guide, youand#8217;ll find
- The best new cultivars of the beloved old-fashioned plants of grandmotherand#8217;s garden
- Exciting new introductions from all over the world
- Todayand#8217;s popular ornamental grasses, perfect for combining with other perennials in low-maintenance gardens
- Ferns to grow among the flowers
And for every plant pictured, youand#8217;ll find complete growing information as well as notes on how to propagate your own plants to fill your garden with "free" flowers.
About the Author
Barbara Ellis, a former gardening editor at Rodale Press and the publications director of the American Horticultural Society, is the author of many gardening books, including THE RODALE ALL-NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ORGANIC GARDENING and THE BURPEE COMPLETE GARDENER as well as several TAYLOR'S WEEKEND GARDENING GUIDES. She resides in Alburtis, Pennsylvania.