Jeff Cox provides the information new gardeners want in Perennial All-Stars
: how to produce a garden full of healthy, attractive, low-maintenance plants. Cox, the enthusiastic host of HGTV's &Grow It!
, has selected 150 perennials, both flowers and grasses, that grow well in North American climates. Each double-page plant entry tells how and where to grow the plant, how to propagate it, and a list of ideal planting partners. In addition, each entry displays a quick-glance sidebar that includes ideal hardiness zones, blooming season, size, color, light and soil requirements, and a substantial list of plant sources (detailed in the back of the book). Cox further assists the beginning garden planner with useful groupings: "Fragrant All-Stars," "Deer-Resistant All- Stars," "All-Stars for Full Shade," "All-Stars 4 Feet or Taller," and so forth. It's in no way intended to replace a complete plant encyclopedia, but novices will be happy with the excellent selection and informative, friendly format of Perennial All-Stars
. --Barrie Trinkle
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"In his quest for the perfect perennial, Jeff Cox has settled on not one, but 150 of the finest, easy-care plants available today. They excel in flower, fragrance, foliage, fruit, fall color, and finesse. Whether you have wet or dry soil, sun or shade, you will find beautiful and serviceable plants to lay the foundation for a successful perennial garden."--C. Colston Burrell, author of A Gardener's Encyclopedia of Wildflowers and co-author of Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials
"Another very welcome addition to books on perennials for new gardeners. Enjoyable and informative!"--Frederick McGourty, author of The Perennial Gardener and co-owner of Hillside Gardens, Norfolk, Connecticut
"This book will help you put the right plant in the right location. Jeff Cox has selected the best of the best, and he presents these perennials in a precise, easy-to-understand way that will be valuable to the novice and the experienced gardener alike. Whether you have a small or large garden, this book is a wonderful resource for planning a beautiful perennial garden. And the information in this book wil not become outdated, since an all-star perennial will always remain an all-star."--André Viette, president, André Viette Farm & Nursery, Fishersville, Virginia