Hardcover: 348 pages
Publisher: Timber Press; 2 edition (July 5, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.1 x 10.3 inches
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Armitage's Garden Perennials: Second Edition, Fully Revised and UpdatedVisiting a perennial nursery for the first time can be an overwhelming experience because choosing plants can be a challenging decision- making process, especially when there are so many to consider. Even seasoned gardeners report that they lose all sense of rationality when confronted by a sea of blooming nursery inventory. Most report taking home more plants than they can place and some admit to buying perennials that are unsuitable for their growing conditions, simply because the plants were so appealing. This book helps to avoid such errors, by allowing both new and seasoned gardeners to research prospective plants, in order to make wise decisions before traveling to the nursery.In this updated edition of a best seller, the reader is introduced to no less than 136 reliable and satisfying perennials that the author has observed or grown himself in disparate climates from temperate Montreal, Canada to hot Florida, USA. This experience has allowed Mr. Armitage to offer zone-appropriate guidance to readers residing in a wide variety of climates. It is reassuring to absorb specific plant advice based on ones geographic location. Few garden writers make the effort to be that considerate of their readers.While the publisher calls this book an encyclopedia, I am more inclined to consider it a visit with a beloved gardening mentor. Scanning the text is like enrolling in a private tutorial with a master teacher who is also a warm, approachable friend. Mr.
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