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

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


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Keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season. From planning and planting to pruning and propagating, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to maintain a stunning perennial garden. Nancy J. Ondra provides an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide that profiles 125 popular perennials, with helpful information on each plant’s soil, light, and water needs. Ondra’s expertise and passion for gardening, along with Rob Cardillo’s breathtaking photography, will inspire you to create a garden of your dreams that will last a lifetime.  

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603421508
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/15/2009
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 424,170
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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

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

Table of Contents


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


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