The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
is the most thorough book on the essential practices of perennial care. Drawing on her years of experience as an acclaimed horticultural designer, Tracy DiSabato-Aust offers tested, practical wisdom for creating a beautiful garden year-round. The A-to-Z encyclopedia clearly discusses the pruning and maintenance needs of the most useful perennial species. A month-by-month planting and maintenance schedule and invaluable lists of plants for specific conditions give you everything you need to have a showplace garden with a minimum of time and effort.
Generations of gardeners have found The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
to be 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.
"When it was first published, Tracy's book took the gardening world by storm. Undoubtedly, this new version will become indispensable, too." --Ruth Rogers Clausen, Essential Perennials
"This book encourages large, lush garden beds after determining soil types, moisture conditions, sunlight and shade, wind direction, and existing vegetation and structures. . . . The maintenance needs and planting and maintenance schedule sections that follow offer guidance not often found in gardening literature. . . . This third revised edition is worthy of purchase for its 50 new plants, including some native species important to pollinators and for human enjoyment." -- Booklist
"There is no denying the excitement that the new edition of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
stirs in the hearts of gardeners and readers. This is a beautiful book, but more importantly it contains tested and true advice for home gardeners, both experienced and novice. . . . the perennial enthusiasts among us will find it difficult to resist adding this alluring incarnation to their home libraries." -- NYBG's Plant Talk
"Techniques for maintaining perennials are thoroughly described at a level of detail that is hard to find elsewhere. . . . Although beautifully illustrated and designed this is not a book that will end up sitting on the coffee table. It is one that professional and amateur gardeners will be constantly reaching for." -- Gardens Illustrated