Giant perennials

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Firefly Books, Mar 1, 2003 - Gardening - 144 pages
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Gardeners know that structure is one of the most important elements in a successful garden design. Height is one way to add structure to a landscape. You can plant trees and shrubs, of course, but you also can use easy-to-grow perennials. Giant Perennials is a fully illustrated guide to adding drama and scale to any garden using plants that grow to about 5 feet. Easy to use and featuring a handy, extended fold-over flap showing plant size, growing conditions, blooming time, flower or foliage, and height and spread, Giant Perennials includes: - A directory with more than 100 spectacular plants for every type of garden condition - Suggestions on where, how and what to plant with giant perennials - Advice on selection and cultivation - A separate chapter on designing with giant perennials, complete with planting schemes - Planting for damp or dry conditions, sun or shade - Using color, foliage, and seasonal features - Giant perennials in containers - Practical tips on getting started, routine care, propagation, and controlling pests and diseases.

Gardeners know that structure is one of the most important elements in a successful garden design. Height is one way to add structure to a landscape. You can plant trees and shrubs, of course, but you also can use easy-to-grow perennials.

Giant Perennials is a fully illustrated guide to adding drama and scale to any garden using plants that grow to about 5 feet. Easy to use and featuring a handy, extended fold-over flap showing plant size, growing conditions, blooming time, flower or foliage, and height and spread, Giant Perennials includes:

  • A directory with more than 100 spectacular plants for every type of garden condition
  • Suggestions on where, how and what to plant with giant perennials
  • Advice on selection and cultivation
  • A separate chapter on designing with giant perennials, complete with planting schemes
  • Planting for damp or dry conditions, sun or shade
  • Using color, foliage, and seasonal features
  • Giant perennials in containers
  • Practical tips on getting started, routine care, propagation, and controlling pests and diseases.

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Contents

Introduction
6
Cultivation and Maintenance
31
Plant Directory
43
Index
140
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