When Perennials Bloom: An Almanac for Planning and Planting

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Large plantings of perennial flowers can cost tens of thousands of dollars in large gardens or public parks. Even smaller-scale designers and landscapers can't afford to guess wrong when setting up flower beds that have to look their best on cue. This is the only book available to provide an authoritative, deeply researched guide to flowering time for more than 450 perennial flowers. No designer, landscaper, or public garden can afford to be without it. When Perennials Bloom is based on groundbreaking research on...

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Overview

Large plantings of perennial flowers can cost tens of thousands of dollars in large gardens or public parks. Even smaller-scale designers and landscapers can't afford to guess wrong when setting up flower beds that have to look their best on cue. This is the only book available to provide an authoritative, deeply researched guide to flowering time for more than 450 perennial flowers. No designer, landscaper, or public garden can afford to be without it. When Perennials Bloom is based on groundbreaking research on the exact bloom time of particular flowers from around the world—from Moscow to Missouri. Organized alphabetically by flower and including detailed charts and graphs, this book presents a system to predict the groupings of flowers that will reliably bloom at the same time. Introductory chapters explain the seasonal development of various perennial plants, the response of plants to weather conditions, and basic concepts of phenology—the timing of natural phenomena. Detailed descriptions illustrated with stunning photographs, recommendations for garden use, analysis of bloom times, and graphs showing month-by-month bloom time round out this comprehensive title. Whether you're a home gardener who wants to plan an effective perennial border or a nursery, design, or landscape professional whose career survival depends on a plant's peak display, you will find this carefully compiled book to be an indispensable tool.

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Editorial Reviews

Des Moines Register
"With this book you're sure to have a garden in bloom from spring to fall."
Des Moines Register - Stephanie Bruner
"When Perennials Bloom by Tomasz Anisko is a great resource for figuring out which plants will bloom together."
Choice
“Tomasz Anisko has written a book that is destined to become a perennial itself, for it unlocks in a practical way one of the hardest aspects of garden design: figuring out which perennials bloom when, exactly.”
From the Publisher
"When Perennials Bloom by Tomasz Anisko is a great resource for figuring out which plants will bloom together."
Washington Post
“Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs…[t]his one’s an indispensable tool for the home gardener and nursery, design, and landscape professionals.”
Detroit News
“Serious gardeners might get downright excited about this book, which bills itself as an almanac for planning and planting ... If you’re planning to put in a new perennial garden or want to reach the holy grail of gardening – season-long color – you might want to pick up a copy.”
Choice
“Gardeners will appreciate the sections that detail blooming patterns, especially in Longwood Gardens and gardens in Chicago and St. Louis, and several foreign gardens as well. This is a wonderful book for winter planning.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Serious gardeners might get downright excited about this book, which bills itself as an almanac for planning and planting ... If you’re planning to put in a new perennial garden or want to reach the holy grail of gardening – season-long color – you might want to pick up a copy.”
Garden Gate
"Books providing detailed, first-hand information about perennials are a rare treat for the serious gardener, and this one does so generously."
Gardens Illustrated
“Gardeners will appreciate the sections that detail blooming patterns, especially in Longwood Gardens and gardens in Chicago and St. Louis, and several foreign gardens as well. This is a wonderful book for winter planning.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Serious gardeners might get downright excited about this book, which bills itself as an almanac for planning and planting ... If you’re planning to put in a new perennial garden or want to reach the holy grail of gardening – season-long color – you might want to pick up a copy.”
Detroit News

“Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs…[t]his one’s an indispensable tool for the home gardener and nursery, design, and landscape professionals.”

Washington Post

“Tomasz Anisko has written a book that is destined to become a perennial itself, for it unlocks in a practical way one of the hardest aspects of garden design: figuring out which perennials bloom when, exactly.”

Choice

“Gardeners will appreciate the sections that detail blooming patterns, especially in Longwood Gardens and gardens in Chicago and St. Louis, and several foreign gardens as well. This is a wonderful book for winter planning.”

Gardens Illustrated

"Books providing detailed, first-hand information about perennials are a rare treat for the serious gardener, and this one does so generously."

Garden Gate
"With this book you're sure to have a garden in bloom from spring to fall."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881928877
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/29/2008
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,023,749
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tomasz Anisko, curator of plants at Longwood Gardens, participated in seven of the expeditions described in Plant Exploration for Longwood Gardens. He received his master's degree in horticulture from the August Cieszkowski Agricultural University in Poznan, Poland, and his doctorate in horticulture from the University of Georgia in Athens.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    Great book to have in a gardener's library.

    This book gives the gardener all the information he/she needs to plant and grow perenials.

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