Perennials All Season

Featuring a comprehensive selection guide, this book lets gardeners choose plants that will flower exactly when needed to guarantee uninterrupted splendor. 300+ photos.

Perennials All Season

Author: Douglas Green

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780809299881

Page: 296

View: 733

With the insider tips offered in this reference, any gardener--from novice to master--can enjoy brilliant beds and borders all season long. Featuring a comprehensive selection guide, this book lets gardeners choose plants that will flower exactly when needed to guarantee uninterrupted splendor. 300+ photos.

Five Plant Gardens

Nancy J. Ondra takes the stressful guesswork out of perennial garden planning by offering 52 vibrant designs, each made up of only five plants.

Five Plant Gardens

Author: Nancy J. Ondra

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429042

Page: 184

View: 409

With literally hundreds of choices, it can be overwhelming to decide which perennials to plant in your garden. Nancy J. Ondra takes the stressful guesswork out of perennial garden planning by offering 52 vibrant designs, each made up of only five plants. Ondra tailors each simple design to a specific set of growing conditions, with plenty of tips to help your planting mature. Enjoy gardens full of sun-drenched blooming flowers and shade-loving greenery for years to come.

Perennials for Every Purpose

Original. "Perennials for Every Purpose" This is a plant encyclopedia with a purpose! You'll discover more than 1,000 perennials, organized by special feature (that's the "purpose!"), such as bloom time or site condition.

Perennials for Every Purpose

Author: Larry Hodgson

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Page: 502

View: 531

The gardener's guide to perennials covers each major plant with a two-page illustrated spread, revealing seven garden designs, heat zone maps, problem solving tips, and much more. Original.

Essential Perennials for Every Garden

Whether readers are beginning a new perennial garden or perfecting an existing one, Essential Perennials for Every Garden can assist them in creating that dream garden that will add color and joy to their lives for years to come.

Essential Perennials for Every Garden

Author: Sally Roth

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620081687

Page: 224

View: 924

Bursting with vivid color—like the midsummer garden of your dreams—Essential Perennials for Every Garden will inspire and inform gardeners from coast to coast. This expertly written, eye-catching guide to choosing and maintaining perennials covers a vast array of plants from dainty ground huggers and wafting soft grasses to dramatic skyscrapers with unearthly blooms. Selected by authors and master gardeners Sally Roth and Jane Courtier, over 110 of the very best perennials are beautifully photographed and described, giving readers recommendations about the most reliable performers and exciting new varieties and hybrids. Whether readers are beginning a new perennial garden or perfecting an existing one, Essential Perennials for Every Garden can assist them in creating that dream garden that will add color and joy to their lives for years to come. -A fully-illustrated alphabetically arranged directory of the hardiest and most colorful perennials -Description, growing conditions, and propagation for over 110 superb perennials -Advice on inexpensive, easy methods to develop a new garden or expand an existing one -Time-saving tips on maintaining perennials, feeding plants, and warding off pests -Sidebars offer “green-thumb” tips and plant-partnering recommendations

Gardening with Perennials

With Gardening with Perennials horticulturalist and garden writer Noel Kingsbury brings a global perspective to the Lurie oasis through a wonderful introduction to the world of perennial gardening.

Gardening with Perennials

Author: Noel Kingsbury

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226437453

Page: 216

View: 357

For gardeners, inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. Perennial enthusiasts around the world might be surprised to find their muse in the middle of a bustling city. Lurie Garden, a nearly three-acre botanic garden in the center of Chicago’s lakefront in Millennium Park, is a veritable living lab of prairie perennials, with a rich array of plant life that both fascinates and educates as it grows, flowers, and dies back throughout the year. Thousands of visitors pass through each year, and many leave wondering how they might bring some of the magic of Lurie to their own home gardens. With Gardening with Perennials horticulturalist and garden writer Noel Kingsbury brings a global perspective to the Lurie oasis through a wonderful introduction to the world of perennial gardening. He shows how perennials have much to offer home gardeners, from sustainability—perennials require less water than their annual counterparts—to continuity, as perennials’ longevity makes them a dependable staple. Kingsbury also explains why Lurie is a perfect case study for gardeners of all locales. The plants represented in this urban oasis were chosen specifically for reliability and longevity. The majority will thrive on a wide range of soils and across a wide climatic range. These plants also can thrive with minimal irrigation, and without fertilizers or chemical control of pests and diseases. Including a special emphasis on plants that flourish in sun, and featuring many species native to the Midwest region, Gardening with Perennials will inspire gardeners around the world to try Chicago-style sustainable gardening.

The Perennial Care Manual

Need to know how to divide your sedum or when to cut back your lavender? It's all in the book's Plant-by-Plant Perennial Guide, drawn from Ondra's personal experience growing each perennial.

The Perennial Care Manual

Author: Nancy J. Ondra

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781603421508

Page: 384

View: 802

Keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season. From planning and planting to pruning and propagating, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to maintain a stunning perennial garden. Nancy J. Ondra provides an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide that profiles 125 popular perennials, with helpful information on each plant’s soil, light, and water needs. Ondra’s expertise and passion for gardening, along with Rob Cardillo’s breathtaking photography, will inspire you to create a garden of your dreams that will last a lifetime.

Taylor s Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

A guide to plants for North American gardens encompasses detailed descriptions of more than one thousand species, organized alphabetically by botanical names and including information on cultivation and propagation.

Taylor s Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

Author: Frances Tenenbaum

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618226443

Page: 447

View: 900

A guide to plants for North American gardens encompasses detailed descriptions of more than one thousand species, organized alphabetically by botanical names and including information on cultivation and propagation.

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

A reference guide to the identification and culture of over 3,500 herbaceous perennial plant species, varieties, and cultivars.

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

Author: Allan M. Armitage

Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781588747754

Page: 1109

View: 745

A reference guide to the identification and culture of over 3,500 herbaceous perennial plant species, varieties, and cultivars.

Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites

Written by an expert, this book is as an essential tool for landscape architects, project managers, contractors and nursery managers.

Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites

Author: Peter Ralph Thoday

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780646186

Page: 170

View: 700

Landscape architects, design professionals and contractors alike require a good working knowledge of how to achieve plant establishment under a variety of conditions and situations. Overlooking the physiological needs of plants can lead to potential problems that can have negative financial and design impacts. Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites is a practical book giving practitioners in landscape design the essential horticultural knowledge and concepts needed to understand the limits of the material they are working with and make informed decisions. From specification to supervision, this book provides concrete advice along with practical examples for each stage of a typical project. It contains sections on: the landscape site; selecting, assessing and purchasing plants; understanding nursery practice; forms and types of transplant traded; seeds and direct seeding; pre-planting site work; transplanting; and care in the establishment phase. Specially commissioned high quality line diagrams and full colour photographs are used throughout to demonstrate meaning and give examples. Peter Thoday is an experienced consultant, international lecturer in landscape management, and past president of The Institute of Horticulture, who has had numerous roles in high-profile projects, such as Horticultural Director of the Eden Project. Written by an expert, this book is as an essential tool for landscape architects, project managers, contractors and nursery managers.

Perennial Garden Plants

They are central features in the landscape of a garden as they appear year-after-year and must be regarded as constant features. This book gives the expert view on the vast array of flowers available.

Perennial Garden Plants

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 184607911X

Page: 144

View: 981

Herbaceous perennials flower each year, dying down in the winter and springing back to life the following spring. They are central features in the landscape of a garden as they appear year-after-year and must be regarded as constant features. This book gives the expert view on the vast array of flowers available. Includes: * extensive plant directory * guidance on how to design a flowering border * advice on care and maintenance * tips for propagation Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

How to Grow Perennial Vegetables

Provides advice on planting and growing perennial vegetables, offering an A-Z look at over one hundred perennial edibles.

How to Grow Perennial Vegetables

Author: Martin Crawford

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

ISBN: 9781900322843

Page: 224

View: 642

Provides advice on planting and growing perennial vegetables, offering an A-Z look at over one hundred perennial edibles.

Edible Perennials

"All these plants yield edible produce: roots, tubers, seeds, oils, fruits, stems, flowers, or leaves, and many have other useful properties, which are also described."--Page 4 of cover.

Edible Perennials

Author: Plants for a Future

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781516965342

Page: 86

View: 653

Current interest in forest or woodland garden designs reflects an awareness that permanent mixed plantings are inherently more sustainable than annual monocultures. They safeguard and enrich soil ecosystems, enable plants to form cooperative combinations, make use of layers above and below the soil, and they create benign microclimates which soften winds and recycle the rain. The challenge is productivity: how can yields of useful foods and other useful materials be maximised? The latest book from Plants For A Future is a resource for discovering some of the answers.Edible Perennials provides detailed information, attractively presented, on 50 selected perennial plants, based on practical experience and observation, plus a wide range of reputable sources. All these plants yield edible produce: roots, tubers, seeds, oils, fruits, stems, flowers, or leaves, and many have other useful properties, which are also described. For each entry the descriptive text is augmented by summary information panels covering various attributes such as natural habitat, cultivation needs, nutritional value of edible parts, and potential uses within woodland garden designs.We have included some more unusual species that may not be well known to growers interested in trying out different food crops and new designs for their plots. The book also has a reference table of the key characteristics of nearly 400 other perennials, to help readers to identify plants that meet their particular requirements. Further details of all these plants are available from the PFAF Plants Database at www.pfaf.org.

Perennials for the Pacific Northwest

A master list of flowering plants recommended for Pacific Northwest gardens is updated to include currently available perennials and focuses on plants that can endure the winter and return vibrantly the following year, thrive in partial ...

Perennials for the Pacific Northwest

Author: Marty Wingate

Publisher:

ISBN: 1570618933

Page: 307

View: 543

A master list of flowering plants recommended for Pacific Northwest gardens is updated to include currently available perennials and focuses on plants that can endure the winter and return vibrantly the following year, thrive in partial-shade settings and adapt to regional water levels. Original.

Perennial Vegetables

It sounds too good to be true, but in Perennial Vegetables author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier (Edible Forest Gardens) introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly underappreciated plants.

Perennial Vegetables

Author: Eric Toensmeier

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1931498407

Page: 241

View: 376

Imagine growing vegetables that require the same care as the flowers in your perennial beds and bordersóno annual tilling and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. In Perennial Vegetables, author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly under-appreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such ëminorí crops as ground cherry and ramps and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction. Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden. Profiling more than a hundred species, with dozens of colour photographs and illustrations, and filled with valuable growing tips, recipes, and resources, Perennial Vegetables is a groundbreaking and ground-healing book that will open the eyes of gardeners everywhere to the exciting world of edible perennials.

Houseplants mini

What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants! Now available in a fun gift version, this is the guide to raising the best, healthiest, and happiest potted plants nature has ever seen.

Houseplants  mini

Author: Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 076036592X

Page: 224

View: 765

What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants! Now available in a fun gift version, this is the guide to raising the best, healthiest, and happiest potted plants nature has ever seen. When you want to raise plants but just don’t have the space, then it’s time to turn to houseplants! Offers complete information on the most popular varieties of houseplants along with details on maintenance, care and know-how so you can easily select the best plants for your lifestyle and space. Join the millions of house-plant-loving enthusiasts in this no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you’ll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant’s Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, all illustrated in beautiful four-color photos.

Perennials for Alberta

Internet gardening guru Donna Dawson teams up with veteran garden writer Laura Peters to craft this easy-to-use and comprehensive primer on the perennials that grow best in Alberta: - over 450 perennials suited to the region's climate - 530 ...

Perennials for Alberta

Author: Donna Dawson

Publisher: Lone Pine Pub.

ISBN: 9781551053905

Page: 352

View: 226

Internet gardening guru Donna Dawson teams up with veteran garden writer Laura Peters to craft this easy-to-use and comprehensive primer on the perennials that grow best in Alberta: · over 450 perennials suited to the region's climate · 530 brilliant full-colour photographs · information on planting, growing, recommended varieties, problems and pests · details on light, water and nutrient needs · how and when to start your plants.A Quick Reference Chart provides information at a glance on colour, blooming, height, hardiness, and light and soil requirements.

Plants for Atlantic Gardens

The book includes a hardiness map, Jodi's list of preferred further reading, and short sidebars on useful topics like soil type, native plants, and pollinators.

Plants for Atlantic Gardens

Author: Jodi DeLong

Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781551097985

Page: 252

View: 498

With all the special challenges associated with gardening in Atlantic Canada, in-depth information and genuine inspiration are even more important. Plants for Atlantic Gardens is your go-to resource for growing perennials, shrubs, and trees on the East Coast. Well-known gardening columnist Jodi DeLong profiles over 100 of the best species for planting in Atlantic Canadian gardens. Each plant description includes essential gardening information, such as growing requirements, hardiness, height, and bloom period. In an accessible, friendly writing style, Jodi also tells prospective gardeners about the plant's natural history in the region and shares her own experiences-both good and bad! The book includes a hardiness map, Jodi's list of preferred further reading, and short sidebars on useful topics like soil type, native plants, and pollinators. Over 200 colour photos provide readers a great opportunity to truly assess each plant's suitability for their own gardens.

Gardening with Perennials Month by Month

Lavishly illustrated with over 400 color photos taken by the author, the book's format is unique.

Gardening with Perennials Month by Month

Author: Joseph Hudak

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881922646

Page: 327

View: 800

Lavishly illustrated with over 400 color photos taken by the author, the book's format is unique. Each chapter is a new month in the typical blooming "window" of perennials - March through September - beginning with an extensive list of plants divided by blossom color. Using this feature of the book alone, the gardener can plan ahead, orchestrating sequences of color in favorite harmonies throughout the growing season. Alphabetized entries on each of the blooming candidates make up the bulk of each chapter, with detailed information on the current scientific and common names (plus recent synonyms), hardiness zones and distribution (or origin for introduced hybrids), blossom color and flowering span, and a specific list of commercially available cultivars. Cultural preferences regarding soil, moisture, and light - along with information on insect pests and diseases - are all supplied in one convenient place for superior growing results.

RHS Encyclopedia Of Plants and Flowers

This new edition features the latest and most popular cultivars, with more than 1,400 new plants added, as well as updated photography, comprehensive hardiness ratings, and a brand-new introduction.

RHS Encyclopedia Of Plants and Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241443407

Page: 744

View: 189

An updated edition of the best-selling highly illustrated garden plant reference, featuring more than 8,000 plants and 4,000 photographs. Choose the right plants for your garden and find all the inspiration and guidance you need with The RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers. Drawing on expert advice from the RHS, this best-selling ebook features a photographic catalogue of more than 4,000 plants and flowers, all organised by colour, size, and type, to help you select the right varieties for your outdoor space. Discover perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, succulents, and ornamental shrubs, all showcased in beautiful, full-colour photography. Browse this photographic catalogue to find at-a-glance plant choice inspiration. Or use the extensive plant dictionary to look up more than 8,000 plant varieties and the best growing conditions. This new edition features the latest and most popular cultivars, with more than 1,400 new plants added, as well as updated photography, comprehensive hardiness ratings, and a brand-new introduction. Fully comprehensive yet easy to use, the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is the inspirational, informative guide every gardener needs on their bookshelf.