A Flower for Every Day: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Year-round Color in the Garden
Every gardener's ideal is to have a flower in bloom throughout the year. To achieve this goal, Nigel Colborn describes the succession of wonderful plants that contribute to the flowering year and advises on how to site, plant and nurture them. More than 365 different flowers from the exquisite blossoms of budding trees through shrubs, perennials, and bulbs are described. With over 220 full-color photographs and 35 illustrations, the full diversity of flowering plants is revealed in a narrative text that moves through the seasons.
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