Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes (3rd Edition)

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Cool Springs Press, May 1, 2008 - Science - 1109 pages
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The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage’s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage’s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer.  One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by the American Horticulture Society, and the third is even better!

 

The third edition of “The Big Perennial Book” (as it is fondly referred to by many practitioners) describes 3,600 species in 1224 pages. More than 300 color photos complement detailed text filled with the author’s pointed observations of plant performance, cultivar selection and current taxonomy.  Allan’s trademark wit and passion are both in abundance, making reading as pleasurable as it is informative.
 

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Armitage's wonderful, lively descriptions of both ordinary and rare perennials more than offset the limited number of photos and illustrations. A perfect companion to The Random House Book of Perennials (see below). For large public and horticultural libraries. Read full review

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Allan M. Armitage is widely considered one of the world’s foremost horticulturists. Armitage is a well-known professor, teacher, writer, speaker, and researcher throughout the world. He holds a B.S. from MacDonald College of McGill University, Quebec; an M.S. from University of Guelph, Ontario; and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. At the University of Georgia (UGA), he runs the research gardens where new plant material from most of the flower breeders of the world is tested. The Trial Gardens at UGA are among the finest in the nation. His teaching and writing awards are many and include the Golden Trowel Award from Garden Writers of America for his book Allan Armitage on Perennials. Additionally, his book Herbaceous Perennial Plants is an industry standard. Greenhouse Grower magazine named Armitage one of the ten most-influential people or organizations—ever—in the floriculture industry. Dr. Armitage has been honored with the AHS 2012 Great American Gardeners National Award. As stated in the AHS release, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award is “[g]iven to an individual who has made significant lifetime contributions to at least three of the following horticultural fields: teaching, research, communications, plant exploration, administration, art, business, and leadership.” This award represents Armitage’s passionate commitment to gardening and his outstanding achievements. Armitage’s engaging style is widely appreciated for being charming and lively as well as knowledgeable. He is in constant demand as a speaker, and he considers his work with plants to be therapeutic, exciting, and creative.

 

 

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