Perennials for every purpose: choose the plants you need for your conditions, your garden, and your taste

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Rodale, Feb 1, 2000 - Gardening - 502 pages
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The title says it all-- there reallyareperennials for all of your gardening sites and needs. Whether you have a shady spot or want a plant that attracts birds,Perennials for Every Purposefeatures plants that are perfectly suited to your needs. Author Larry Hodgson expresses his passion for perennials with hands-on advice and tell-it-like-it-is descriptions. Larry never gives up on a plant until he has learned its strengths and weaknesses, and he delivers his hard-won secrets in this book.

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User Review  - Linda Larson - Goodreads

In this valuable book the information about plants is thorough. An entry will tell you the benefits of a flower as well as the drawbacks. There are suggestions about where to locate the flower and ... Read full review

Review: Perennials for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste

User Review  - Vollmar - Goodreads

Very good book. I like his philosophy about telling honestly about plants. It's flaws and stars. Easy to pick what kind flowers will suit my garden and me. Read full review


Picking the Perfect Perennials
Designing Your Dream Garden
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Larry Hodgson is a well-known garden writer, lecturer, and media personality. He is a regular contributor to gardening magazines such as "Horticulture," "Harrowsmith," and "Canadian Gardening," has authored several successful books, including "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada," "Houseplants for Dummies," and the best-selling "Perennials for Every Purpose," and co-authored others, such as "All about Perennials,"
Larry's a favorite on the lecture circuit for gardening groups in the United States and Canada and he can be seen on French-language television, both as a host and as a guest. He is a former editor-in-chief of "HousePlant Magazine" and a radio garden commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He is also a gardening columnist for several Internet sites, including He leads garden tours all over the world, visiting public and private gardens on various continents.
Larry lives with his wife and children in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, just outside of Quebec City. He studied at the University of Toronto and Laval University, where he earned a degree in modern languages. Always involved in every aspect of gardening, Larry volunteers for various gardening organizations and is presently national director for Region VII of the Garden Writers Association of America. In addition, he finds enough spare time to appear in community theater productions for the Quebec Art Company.

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