Late Summer Flowers

Overview

While gardeners may be happy enough with their gardens in spring and early summer, few feel so confident about prolonging the display. Thankfully, Late Summer Flowers shows how to extend the blooming season. By choosing plants that have a late flowering season, or offer such bonuses as attractive foliage, seedheads, or berries, it is possible to get the best from the garden in late summer and autumn. The book advises on companion planting and planting for color and texture, and includes detailed discussion of how...

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Overview

While gardeners may be happy enough with their gardens in spring and early summer, few feel so confident about prolonging the display. Thankfully, Late Summer Flowers shows how to extend the blooming season. By choosing plants that have a late flowering season, or offer such bonuses as attractive foliage, seedheads, or berries, it is possible to get the best from the garden in late summer and autumn. The book advises on companion planting and planting for color and texture, and includes detailed discussion of how to choose plantings for sun and shade, dry soil and damp, and for problem conditions such as heavy clay or light sand.

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Editorial Reviews

Seattle Times
"Christopher explores a great many plants besides the usual mums and asters. ... This book opens our eyes to the possibilities of a bounteous garden all the way to Thanksgiving."
—Valerie Easton, Seattle Times, October 1, 2006
Garden Compass
"The new reference for extended-season gardening."

—John Bagnasco, Garden Compass, September/October 2006

From the Publisher
"The new reference for extended-season gardening."
—John Bagnasco, Garden Compass, September/October 2006
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881927566
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,303,698
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Marina Christopher is an enthusiastic and very successful nursery owner, with a following of committed gardeners including such luminaries as Piet Oudolf and Dan Pearson. She has a degree in botany and marine biology from the University of North Wales and did postgraduate research at Oxford before working at Fireside Nursery, specializing in wildflowers and plants that attract wildlife, and subsequently at Green Farm Plants, a specialist nursery that focuses mainly on late summer–flowering perennials and grasses. She now runs a herbaceous perennial nursery, Phoenix Plants, which concentrates on unusual and interesting cultivars and varieties. She also teaches courses and workshops on the cultivation of perennials. Marina is passionate not only about plants, but also nature, and she aims to promote eco-friendly attitudes among today's gardeners.

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Table of Contents

Planting for late summer flowers 12
The late summer line-up 14
Creating the habitat 38
The dynamic garden 52
Strutting their stuff 58
Manipulating the seasons 68
The bountiful border 74
Plant directory 92
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