Bursting with vivid colorlike the midsummer garden of your dreamsEssential 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
Sally Roth: Sally Roth, a lifelong gardener and naturalist, has written a contributed to many books, including The Garden Problem Solver and Weeds: Friend or Foe?. She has been a columnist for Organic Gardening magazine, a contributing editor at Fine Gardening, and a horticultural consultant to Time-Life Book
Jane Courtier: Jane Courtier has a degree in horticulture and has written may gardening books on such topics as perennials, indoor plants, vegetables, and container gardening. She contributes articles regularly to a variety of consumer magazines, writing on a wide range of gardening topics.