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Armitage's Garden Perennials: Second Edition, Fully Revised And Updated

Originally published in 2000, Armitage’s Garden Perennials quickly became a garden-shelf classic. Beloved for its well-edited plant selection and Armitage’s trusted advice on choosing and caring for the best plants, Booklist named it “an essential addition to gardening collections.”In this second edition, renowned horticulturist Allan M. Armitage once again features his discerning selection of more than 1250 of the best perennials, over 300 of which are new to this edition. Old favorites like phlox and rudbeckia remain, but gardeners will delight in new introductions like the popular Baptisia “Carolina Moonlight” and Echinacea “Tangerine Dream.”Each plant entry includes scientific and common names, hardiness zone information, tips on growth and cultivation, and Armitage’s unique and beloved humor. Supported by more than 1300 color photos, 400 of which are new, and rounded out with useful lists of plants for specific situations, this outstanding reference belongs on the shelf of every gardener who values first-rate, authoritative information.

Hardcover: 348 pages

Publisher: Timber Press; 2 edition (July 5, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1604690380

ISBN-13: 978-1604690385

Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.1 x 10.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #141,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #12 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Perennials #72 in Books > Science & Math > Biological Sciences > Plants > Flowers #136 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Gardening

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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