Well-Tended Perennial Garden (Completely Revised and Expanded)

Well-Tended Perennial Garden (Completely Revised and Expanded)

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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Gardeners everywhere have benefited from its trusty advice, reassuring tone, and helpful illustrations. Now this completely revised third edition introduces a new generation of gardeners to Tracy DiSabato-Aust's proven techniques. Along with thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care, the new edition includes new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, and new photographs and illustrations. There is also an increased focus on native plants and gardening for wildlife.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 187 x 264 x 27.94mm | 1,360.78g
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd edition
  • 325 colour photographs, 17 line drawings
  • 1604697075
  • 9781604697070
  • 284,063

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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is the most thorough book on the essential practices of perennial care. Drawing on her years of expe-rience 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 invalu-able 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.
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Review quote

"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

"DiSabato-Aust's extensive experience in horticulture informs the significant insights she presents in all parts of this edition, making this a valuable reference for any perennial plant gardener." --Choice

"From beginners to master gardeners, this book has tips for everyone. Filled with colourful photographs and a helpful encyclopedia, it is not only informative, but makes learning about gardening fun and exciting." --The Week

"An even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, and well-maintained perennial garden." --Michigan Gardener

"The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a good read for those who love to garden and a great reference for plant maintenance in future years." --Journal Star

"As always, packed with down-to-earth advice on designing and maintaining beautiful perennial gardens." --The American Gardener

"A book that gardeners of all levels should have as part of their library." --The Ozaukee Press

"This is the updated and expanded third edition of this highly regarded book. . . . Covers everything you need to know to create and maintain your own perennial garden, from maintenance, care and pruning to reliable performers." --The Oregonian

"My go-to reference for learning which perennials to cut back and which ones to leave alone." --Omaha World-Herald

"Remains the best book on the topic." --New Jersey Herald
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About Tracy DiSabato-Aust

Tracy DiSabato-Aust has worked in the horticulture industry for over forty years earning international acclaim as one of America's best-known and most knowledgeable garden writers, speakers, and designers. She has spoken internationally at venues like England's Royal Horticultural Society Garden, The Royal Botanic Gardens, The English Gardening School, and the University of Oxford Botanical Gardens. DiSabato-Aust has been featured in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Garden Design, Real Simple, The New York Times, Telegraph, and the National Post. Her website is tracylive.com.
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