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Annuals and Tender Plants for North American Gardens Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 18, 2004
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What makes Winterrowd's work unique are his suggestions on how to get the most enjoyment and beauty from each species. Besides the usual basics, he gives suggestions for each plant on how to grow and use it well (pot, trellis, in shrubbery, etc.), how to start seed, how to overwinter it (if applicable), when to pinch back, which varieties are most floriferous/hardy, etc.
He's also very readable -- engaging, often humorous, a bit like talking to a friend about favorite plants.
My only regret is that there aren't more pictures, particularly of the less well-known species. But, in combination with one of the more traditional plant encyclopedias (for pictures), "Annuals and Tender Plants for North American Gardens" will give you way more ideas than you'll be able to use!
Readers looking for a casual book about annuals that is mostly pictures, be disappointed but those with a passion for plants will be delighted.