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Tall Perennials: Larger-than-life Plants for Gardens of All Sizes

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Roger Turner

260 pages, 158 colour photos

Timber Press

Hardback | Jul 2009 | #179266 | ISBN-13: 9780881928891
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About this book

Grow up instead of out with tall perennials. These towering giants spice up borders, create drama, and can stop passers-by in their tracks, leaving them to wonder, what on earth is that? "Tall Perennials" features Roger Turner's hand-picked selection of high-performing perennials that all check in at over five feet. Spiky and ferocious, statuesque and architectural, bold and brilliantly colored, these are larger-than-life, hardy, and easy-to-grow plants that help create scale and proportion in gardens of any size.

Split into two parts, "Tall Perennials" includes introductory chapters on the plant characteristics and combination ideas. The second part is a plant directory of more than 600 perennials. Whether you are an urban gardener looking to create the illusion of space or just looking for a new and unusual plant, "Tall Perennials" will help you create impact, surprise, and excitement in your garden.

Whether you are an urban gardener looking to create the illusion of space, or just looking for a new and unusual plant, 'Tall Perennials' can help you create impact and excitement in your garden.
- Michigan Gardener, 20091101


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Biography

Roger Turner trained as an architect and now works as a landscape designer. He is a knowledgeable plantsman, active in the Hardy Plant Society and founding member of the Gloucestershire group of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG). Author of the monograph "Euphorbias: A Gardener's Guide", Roger Turner also wrote "Better Garden Design" and "Capability Brown". He contributes to a number of journals and magazines including "Hortus" and "The English Garden", and lectures on a wide range of subjects.

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