Continuous Bloom: A Month-by-Month Guide to Nonstop Color in the Perennial Garden

Continuous Bloom: A Month-by-Month Guide to Nonstop Color in the Perennial Garden

by Pam Duthie
     
 

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Using full-color photos, garden expert Pam Duthie shows you 272 perennials -- arranged according to month of bloom -- to grow in your garden so you can have wonderful color and texture from March through November -- and even winter interest throughout the coldest months of the year.

The artful layout and concise information will let you find immediately what you

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Using full-color photos, garden expert Pam Duthie shows you 272 perennials -- arranged according to month of bloom -- to grow in your garden so you can have wonderful color and texture from March through November -- and even winter interest throughout the coldest months of the year.

The artful layout and concise information will let you find immediately what you need to know about each perennial:

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Library Journal
Cleverly arranged by month of blooming time, Duthie's book covers 272 perennials, including traditional perennials and selected bulbs, ferns, grasses, and shrubs. Each "plant portrait" provides the scientific and common names of the plant; details of its flower, foliage, care, uses, and propagation; plants to combine it with; and problems, insider's tips, and a good color photograph of the perennial. One drawback is that while the author provides the USDA zone(s) where each perennial does best, no map of all USDA zones is included in the book itself. Libraries needing a good, basic guide to perennials should first consider Larry Hodgson's Perennials for Every Purpose (LJ 12/99), which covers almost three times the number of plants as Duthie's book and offers more information on them. Public libraries in USDA zones four through eight may want to consider Continuous Bloom as an added title, especially if the subject is popular with your patrons.--John Charles, Scottsdale P.L., AZ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Booknews
Essentially a photo gallery of 272 perennials that Duthie uses at her northern Illinois-based landscape design and consulting firm. Arranged by bloom time, each one-page entry includes a 3.5x5<"> photo and a short list of attributes<-->including plant type (e.g., herb, native, bulb, fern); USDA zone; flower and foliage; bloom length; height and spacing; light and soil needs; special care requirements; uses; propagation methods and timing; and pest and disease problems. Duthie also includes insider tips, suggestions for unique combinations of perennials, and several appendices with additional advice on maintenance and selection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883052232
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,002,676
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.84(d)

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