The Horticulture Gardener's Guides - Perennials

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David & Charles, Sep 15, 2005 - Gardening - 192 pages
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Quick to establish, perennials provide a wealth of color, form and texture in the garden throughout the year. From woodland floor to rock garden, from waterside planting to mixed border, these are the plants that create flower and foliage interest against the framework of shrubs and trees.
  

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Contents

What are herbaceous plants?
Perennials in the garden a history
Speaking botanically
Buying perennials
Soil preparation and planting
Maintenance
Where do herbaceous perennials fit in?
Plant shapes
Alkaline soil and clay
FOLIAGE
Purple and plum foliage
Yellow and gold foliage
Yellow and gold hostas
Variegated foliage
Silver and blue foliage
SEASONS

Color themes and continuity
SITUATIONS
The perennial border
The mixed border
Prairie and meadow
Woodland settings
Shady sites
Sunny sites
The scree garden
Wet conditions
Early spring
Late spring
Early summer
Late summer
Fall
Winter
favorite perennial planting groups
Index
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information