Better Homes & Gardens Perennial Gardening

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 28, 2010 - Gardening - 288 pages
Perennials are permanent fixtures in most home gardens, making this complete guide a perfect fit for any home gardener's library. This book will be a comprehensive and accessible reference for planning, planting, and caring for the most popular perennial plants, from the common hibiscus and peony, to new, must-grow varieties. With an easy-to-navigate package, in-depth coverage of basic techniques, and up-to-date information on new varieties and trends, it is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels, from novice to expert.
  • Filled with colorful diagrams, helpful checklists that make shopping and planning a breeze, and easy-to-follow directions for all kinds of projects, it's the perfect guide to planning and maintaining a beautiful home garden, year after year.
  • Chapters will include a primer on understanding perennials, guidance on selecting the best perennials for your region and situation, inspirational ideas for design, including color combinations and plant pairings.
  • An entire chapter of plant-by-numbers plans will provide step-by-step guidance and inspiration for home garden designs.
  • Special features include lists of top perennial plants and at-a-glance seasonal maintenance charts.
  • More than 700 gorgeous color photos throughout, including a plant encyclopedia that features hundreds of perennials, categorized for convenience.
 

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Contents

Get acquainted with perennials
13
personal preferences to narrow
19
Showcase your personal style
41
Use these easytofollow planting
85
SELECTING PERENNIALS
128
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