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When Perennials Bloom: An Almanac for Planning and Planting
     

When Perennials Bloom: An Almanac for Planning and Planting

by Tomasz Anisko
 

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

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.

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

“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.” —Washington Post

“With this book you’re sure to have a garden in bloom from spring to fall.” —Garden Gate

“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.” —Choice

“We hear all the time about planning the perennial garden so that something is in bloom all the time. . . .  A valuable reference for garden pros and avid amateurs.” —Indianapolis Star

“A great resource for figuring out which plants will bloom together.” —Des Moines Register

“Makes the daunting task of planting for season-long color almost a snap. This is a great gift for any gardener with a passion for perennials. . . . Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs. . . . this one’s an indispensable tool for the home gardener and nursery, design, and landscape professionals.” —Detroit News

“Serious gardeners might be 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.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Excellent reference work with great close-up plant images.” —Vancouver Sun

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.”
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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881928877
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/29/2008
Pages:
512
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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