Bookshelf: Gardening with Perennials:

Perennials All Season
Planning and Planting anEver-Blooming Garden
Every gardener knows the quest to create a brilliant, fragrant, ever-blooming garden can be all consuming. You secretly long to be the envy of the neighborhood, with wonderfully crowded beds full of vibrant, dazzling flowers gracing your home from the first spring flush through the last fall leaf. Yet no matter how many specialist nurseries you visit or plant catalogs you pore over looking for just the right combination of colors and shapes, the elusive perennial garden that blooms all season long remains just out of reach.

The trouble, according to gardening expert Douglas Green, is that you're looking for the answers in all the wrong places. The secrets to a beautiful garden all year round are found in your garden's design, plant selection, and arrangement . . . and in these gorgeously illustrated pages.

In Perennials All Season, Green has combined all the tips of the trade into a remarkably simple design system that will allow any gardener, novice or master, to conceive and maintain an uninterrupted display of color and fragrance all season long. Follow his fun, down-to-earth guidelines and expand the flowering range of any garden. You'll learn how to lay a perennial bed for optimum lushness, select plants that will complement each other's flowering cycle, and position plants according to bloom time, color, and form.

about the author

Doug joined Valleybrook Gardens (Canada's largest perennial nursery) in March 02 and is the Territory Manager for the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic States. As part of his job, he writes about and promotes perennials as well as writing promotional literature and sales material for the company.

For 23 years Doug ran Simple Gifts Farm Greenhouses with 20,000 square feet of retail greenhouses and over 2000 varieties of perennials, herbs, water garden plants and annuals grown on the farm. The farm was run by 11 staff at seaon's peak and was the largest greenhouse retailer in the region.


Author : Douglas Green
ISBN : 0809299887
Publisher : McGraw Hill Ryerson
Sugg. Retail Price : $49.95
Available in Hardcover
Number of Pages : 296

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