The Well-tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques

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Timber Press, 2006 - Gardening - 383 pages
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With more than 180,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Now, in this expanded edition, there's even more to learn from and enjoy.

This is the first, and still the most thorough, book to detail essential practices of perennial care such as deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and deadleafing, all of which are thoroughly explained and illustrated. More than 200 new color photographs have been added to this revised edition, showing perennials in various border situations and providing images for each of the entries in the A-to-Z encyclopedia of important perennial species. In addition, there is a new 32-page journal section, in which you can enter details, notes, and observations about the requirements and performance of perennials in your own garden.

Thousands of readers have commented that The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is one of the most useful and frequently consulted books in their gardening libraries. This new, expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.
 

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User Review  - tscottetter - LibraryThing

One of my favorite go-to books for gardening questions. Read it in the off-season the first time. Add sticky notes to those pages you'll want to look at again during the growing season. It's an attractive book with practial, detailed information. Read full review

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

A professional landscaper offers very practical advice on how and when to prune, trim, pinch back, or divide perennials. The species by species descriptions are excellent, and I also appreciated the author's general chapters on gardening techniques. Read full review

Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
8
Preface to the Expanded Edition
10
Preface to the First Edition
12
Acknowledgments
13
Basic Perennial Garden Planting Maintenance
15
Pruning Perennials
97
Encyclopedia of Perennials
157
Perennial Maintenance Journal
313
Appendices
343
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
367
Metric Conversion Chart
368
Glossary
369
Bibliography
373
Index of Plant Names
375
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Tracy DiSabato-Aust has worked in the horticulture industry for over 40 years earning international acclaim as one of America's best-known and most knowledgeable garden writers, speakers, and designers. She has spoken internationally at venues like England's Royal Horticultural Society Garden, The Royal Botanic Gardens, The English Gardening School, and the University of Oxford Botanical Gardens. DiSabato-Aust has been featured in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Garden Design, Real Simple, The New York Times, Telegraph, and the National Post. Her website is tracylive.com.

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