The Perennial Care Manual: A Plant-by-Plant Guide: What to Do and When to Do It

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How do you keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season? This comprehensive resource covers everything you need to know, from planning and planting to watering, mulching, pruning, propagating, and more. Author Nancy Ondra also includes an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide showing you how to maintain more than 125 of the most popular perennials, giving specific information on everything from soil requirements to bloom height to preparing plants for winter. Simple, clear instructions paired with ...

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Overview

How do you keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season? This comprehensive resource covers everything you need to know, from planning and planting to watering, mulching, pruning, propagating, and more. Author Nancy Ondra also includes an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide showing you how to maintain more than 125 of the most popular perennials, giving specific information on everything from soil requirements to bloom height to preparing plants for winter. Simple, clear instructions paired with beautiful photography by award-winning garden photographer Rob Cardillo make it easy to keep your perennial garden beautiful!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603421515
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 758,583
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Cardillo has been photographing gardens, plants, and the people who tend them for more than 20 years. A former director of photography at Organic Gardening, he now works for publishers, horticultural suppliers, and landscape designers throughout the United States. Visit him at www.robcardillo.com.

Nancy J. Ondra, author of Container Theme Gardens, is a garden writer and editor as well as the former owner and operator of a small rare-plant nursery. She is the author or co-author of a dozen gardening books, including Foliage (winner of the 2008 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society), The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer (winner of a 2006 Silver Award from the Garden Writers Association), Five-Plant Gardens, The Perennial Care Manual, Fallscaping, and Grasses. She currently gardens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and blogs at www.hayefield.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Welcome!

Part One: Perennial Care Basics
Creating an Easy-Care Perennial Garden
Caring for Your Perennials
Keeping Up Appearances
Troubleshooting Perennial Garden Problems

Part Two: Plant-by-Plant Perennial Guide

Resources
Index

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