452 pages, 449 colour photos
Perennials are the mainstay of any garden. But how do you choose from the thousands available, and care for the ones you already have? Essential Perennials focuses on what every gardener needs to know.
Trusted garden experts Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher help you decide exactly which plants will bring you the beauty you want and thrive in the conditions you can provide. This A-to-Z guide is packed with more than 2 700 plants, with each entry listing flower color, bloom time, foliage characteristics, size, and light and temperature requirements. Each profile is supported by stunning color photography that showcases the flower and foliage that make each plant unique.
"Enthusiastically recommended for both academic and public libraries and is an essential purchase for libraries where there is an interest in gardening."
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Ruth Rogers Clausen is a prolific garden writer and flower show judge. She is the author of 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants (2011). Thomas Christopher has been writing about gardening and environmental issues for more than twenty-five years. He has written articles for a range of publications