The Well-tended Perennial Garden
The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning TechniquesBook - 2017
Since its original publication twenty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy’s thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.
Baker & Taylor
Provides information on the essentials of perennial care with a focus on native plants, new species, and cultivars, covering such topics as site planning, plant selection, pruning, deadheading, pinching, and thinning.
DiSabato-Aust, a horticultural designer and garden writer, describes planting and pruning techniques for perennials. She covers basic aspects like design and maintenance, bed preparation, planting and renovation, pests and diseases, staking, and division, and pruning aspects like deadheading, cutting back, pinching, disbudding, thinning, deadleafing, and preparing for winter or spring, followed by an alphabetical encyclopedia of perennials, with information on their physical characteristics, blooms, zones, pruning, other maintenance, and related plants. This edition has been revised and expanded to include 50 new encyclopedia entries, new cultivars, new photos and illustrations, updates to garden design projects, and visual stories of new design projects. The list of perennials by maintenance needs has been expanded. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
An award-winning designer and renowned horticulturalist presents a revised third edition of her popular, frequently consulted gardening book that provides information on the essentials of perennial care with an increased focus on native plants, new species and cultivars.
From Library Staff
Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. N... Read More »