Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques

Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques

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Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques by Tracy DiSabato-Aust, Steven M. Still


With more than 130,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Now, in this expanded edition, there's even more to learn from and enjoy. This is the first, and still the most thorough, book to detail essential practices of perennial care such as deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and deadleafing, all of which are thoroughly explained and illustrated. More than 200 new color photographs have been added to this revised edition, showing perennials in various border situations and providing images for each of the entries in the A-to-Z encyclopedia of important perennial species. In addition, there is a new 32-page journal section, in which you can enter details, notes, and observations about the requirements and performance of perennials in your own garden. Thousands of readers have commented that The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is one of the most useful and frequently consulted books in their gardening libraries. This new, expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881924145
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 7.62(w) x 10.82(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

Tracy DiSabato-Aust, an award-winning designer and a nationally recognized horticultural author, professional speaker, and consultant, has been in the landscape industry since 1978, working, studying, and teaching at gardens in Belgium, England, Canada, and the U.S. She is the owner of Horticultural Classics and Consultations—a garden design company. DiSabato-Aust has contributed articles and photographs to many national magazines, including Fine Gardening, Country Gardens, Garden Gate, Midwest Living, American Nurseryman, Real Simple, and Garden Design. Her own and her clients' gardens are regularly featured in books and magazines and on Channel 4 News in Columbus, Ohio. Extremely popular as a lecturer, Tracy has appeared on television and has been a guest on many national radio gardening programs. She resides near Columbus, Ohio.

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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent, comprehensive guide to taking care of a perennial garden. No longer do we have to "ask around" for advice. It has made gardening a true pleasure this year...So thankful we found it.
kentstar More than 1 year ago
A truly must have for any gardener! It is my Bible, and I DO refer to it often. Packed full of very informative, but easy to understand information. It includes tons of info on pruning, planting, care, fertilizing, and zones, etc. Beautiful pics! Very helpful for any perennial beginner, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just purchased this book and it truly is as terrific as the other reviews say it is - really tells you what you find nowhere else - what to deadhead, when to cut back, soil and light needs, etc. Also has great encyclopedia of plants for about half the book. Beware of one thing - I did not realize that the encyclopedia does not include pictures of the plants! It is worth the buy anyways, even if you have to run to another book to see what a plant looks like. I have not found these facts, this well-organized, anywhere else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulous guide for anyone who wants to garden with perennials. Well-organized, excellent information on planting, feeding, dividing, pruning, diseases, etc.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What's deadheading? Which plant needs it? What time of the growing season? To mulch or not to mulch? These are examples of what is covered in this well thought out book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lots of good ideas for the home gardener. Will save many hours in the yard. If your interested in a Fun and profitable way to make money from your hobby see the best seller 'Secrets to a Successful Greenhouse and Business'
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first half of this book contains the basics for developing a perennial garden from A-Z. It is an invaluable reference tool for not only beginners but for all levels of gardners. The material is presented in a very clear manner and includes specific information typically looked for. The color photos, of which there are many, are especially good as many of them demonstrate flowering before and after pruning. The second half of the book is a comprehensive directory that includes not only pruning techniques for each plant, but also everything you would want to know either before purchasing or after planting. Every perennial I have bought over the last 5 years is listed in this book, and I have bought a good many plants. In comparison to other books I have used for reference, this one outshines them them all. A must for every gardner out there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Information about caring for all stages of perrenial gardening: when to prune during the season, special needs of each plant, and how to clean up post-season. Great pictures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a similar garden and style. The most helpful information to me was the effects you can achieve by pruning and pinching and deadheading, all of which I had been doing, but now more deliberately for effect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book. It tells you everything and anything you need to know! My garden is flourishing because of this book! Highly recommended!!!
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I was disappointed that it covered only flowers whereas I was concerned with perennial flowering bushes. And, very disappointing - the index is with the scientific names only, not the common names, which is useless for me.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty good book.