Perennials Short and Tall

Perennials Short and Tall : A Seasonal Progression of Flowers for Your Midwest Garden

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Designed for accessibility, this book offers tried-and-true advice on how to keep a Midwestern garden in bloom. Presented in the sequence in which they bloom, with a chapter devoted to each of the three major growing seasons, 25 varieties of flowers are profiled with accompanying colour illustrations. Additionally, Moya L. Andrews provides information about such basic topics as bed preparation, plating locations, weed control, and landscape principles. Andrews also offers practical tips on propagating, transplanting, and dividing perennials, as well as aesthetic considerations such as the use of color outdoors and flower arranging with cut blossoms. Suggestions for flower arrangement and producing indoor blooms in the winter months are also included.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 178 x 229 x 19.05mm | 540g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 26 color photos, 1 map
  • 0253219760
  • 9780253219763

Table of contents

1. An Inviting Garden; 2. Work in Progress; 3. Flowers across Three Seasons; 4. Displaying Flowers; 5. Spring; 6. Summer; 7. Autumn
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"The text descriptions for each of the flowers mentioned, and illustrations of most of the flowers by bloom sequence through the seasons, fills a vacancy in the Midwest gardening book market." Ezra Haggard, author of Trees, Shrubs, and Roses for Midwest Gardens
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About Moya L. Andrews

Moya L. Andrews is Dean of the Faculties Emerita at Indiana University. A Master Gardener and author of numerous books, Andrews hosts "Focus on Flowers," a weekly radio show on WFIU, an NPR-affiliate, and writes gardening articles for Bloom Magazine. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Gillian Harris is a natural science illustrator. She is an Indiana Master Naturalist and recently served as president of the South-Central chapter of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS). She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
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