The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques

Front Cover
Timber Press, Jul 24, 2006 - Gardening - 384 pages
30 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques

User Review  - Lorie - Goodreads

This is a wonderful reference for anyone with a perennial garden. I have found it extremely helpful , and will have it close at hand all year long. Perfect for this semi-beginner, but very enthusiastic, gardener! Read full review

Review: The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques

User Review  - David - Goodreads

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques) (Expanded Edition) by Traci DiSabato-Aust (Timber Press 2006) (635.932) is one of if not the very best book I've ever read about the ... Read full review

All 5 reviews »


Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Basic Perennial Garden Planting Maintenance
Pruning Perennials
Encyclopedia of Perennials
Perennial Maintenance Journal
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Metric Conversion Chart
Index of Plant Names

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Tracy DiSabato-Aust, an award-winning designer and a nationally recognized horticultural author, professional speaker, and consultant, has been in the landscape industry since 1978, working, studying, and teaching at gardens in Belgium, England, Canada, and the U.S. She is the owner of Horticultural Classics and Consultations—a garden design company. DiSabato-Aust has contributed articles and photographs to many national magazines, including Fine Gardening, Country Gardens, Garden Gate, Midwest Living, American Nurseryman, Real Simple, andGarden Design. Her own and her clients' gardens are regularly featured in books and magazines and on Channel 4 News in Columbus, Ohio. Extremely popular as a lecturer, Tracy has appeared on television and has been a guest on many national radio gardening programs. She resides near Columbus, Ohio.

Bibliographic information