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Caring for Perennials

With Macunovich's techniques for prioritizing, planning, and record keeping, you'll be able to grow a world-class perennial garden with an average of one hour of maintenance per 100 square feet per month.

$ 19.95 US, Paper
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Designer Plant Combinations

Turn your backyard garden into a lush and colorful wonderland where every plant is presented to its fullest potential. Scott Calhoun provides more than 100 stunning garden designs that are adaptable to a range of climates, budgets, and space considerations. As you learn to use proven groupings and discover ways to make your garden glow throughout all seasons, you’re sure to find the right combination of flowers, grasses, and ground coverings to transform your property into a jaw-dropping display of color, texture, and fragrance.

$ 18.95 US, Paper
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The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden

Make your garden bloom with spectacular color throughout the entire season. Lee Schneller’s simple, no-fail formula teaches you how to select flowers and create a blueprint for a garden that will remain vibrant from early spring through the last days of autumn. With strategies and tips for gardens of all sizes and soil types, and a stunning photograph-filled catalog of 220 easy-to-care-for plants, you’ll have plenty of options for personalizing your garden’s colorful and long-lasting style.

$ 19.95 US, Paper
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The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom

Plan a flower garden for season-long beauty and color with this comprehensive guide to growing 541 annuals, perennials, and bulbs. Plant-by-plant descriptions include specific growing instructions and precise information on regional suitability, so you can pick the species that will bloom brightest under your garden’s unique conditions. With at-a-glance design planner lists and full-color photographs of more than 500 flowers, this essential reference source is sure to find a prized place on your potting bench.

$ 24.95 US, Paper
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The Perennial Care Manual

How do you keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season? This comprehensive resource covers everything you need to know, from planning and planting to watering, mulching, pruning, propagating, and much more. Author Nancy Ondra also includes an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide showing you how to maintain more than 125 of the most popular perennials, giving specific information on everything from soil requirements to bloom height to preparing plants for winter. Simple, clear instructions and beautiful photography make it easy to keep your perennial garden beautiful!

“I can think of no one better equipped to teach gardeners how to maintain a perennial garden than Nancy Ondra.” –Fran Sorin, author of
Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening

$ 27.95 US, Paper
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The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer

Stephanie Cohen and Nancy Ondra are both thoroughly obsessed with everything about gardens and gardening — digging, planting, designing, and creating great canvases of living color and texture. Their encouraging words, based on practical experience and the belief that there is more than one right way to create a garden, boost confidence and promote experimentation. After all, Stephanie builds her garden combinations around harmonious colors and contrasting flower forms, whereas Nan’s love for colorful foliage leads her to feature dramatically contrasting leaf colors and textures. Along with design basics, they present 20 garden plans, as well as the before-and-after stories of gardens they’ve created for themselves and their families.

$ 24.95 US, Paper
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Right Rose, Right Place

Think roses are difficult to grow? Let rose expert Peter Schneider show you the secret! All you need to do is choose the right rose for the location and conditions in which you’ll plant it. Schneider describes the specific characteristics of hundreds of roses and helps you decide which ones are right for the spot you have in mind—in a flower bed, in a border, as a hedge or privacy screen, on a trellis, along a fence, in a container, and more. He even includes information on hardy shrub and heritage roses suitable for colder climates. Simple instructions make rose growing easy and enjoyable, from planning and planting to maintaining your roses at their best and protecting them from pests and disease. And more than 400 gorgeous photos make this book as irresistible as it is useful. The perfect gift for any rose lover!

“Right Rose, Right Place is not to be missed. Peter Schneider introduces the reader to hundreds of varieties that he has personally grown over the past thirty years in his Ohio garden…a complete, valuable, well-indexed, well-referenced compendium of rose information. And it is also just plain fun and pleasant reading as well.” — Dr. John Dickman, Editor, Questions & Answers column,
American Rose magazine

$ 29.95 US, Hardcover with jacket
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Roses Love Garlic

“This sequel to Carrots Love Tomatoes is "an unorthodox guide, full of surprises, and fun to read as well as helpful…more interesting than many how-to's.”
— Publishers Weekly

$ 14.95 US, Paper