- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; 2 edition (July 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0881928038
- ISBN-13: 978-0881928037
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.2 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques 2nd Edition
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It provides a wealth of general gardening information on soil preparation, watering, diseases, pruning techniques and more. The plant encyclopedia section is the most valuable part of the book. In it, Ms. Aust discusses the most widely available and popular perennials individually and in detail. For each plant, there is a picture next to which she lists the latin name, the common name, the light, water and soil requirements, the height, width and bloom-time. After those details are presented, she discusses when to prune, cut back, dead-head, divide and fertilize that plant. She has gathered this information over a lifetime of gardening experience.
The appendix of the book contains many valuable lists of plants under headings such as "Plants to Pinch for Height Control" or "Clay Busters". I can't imagine selling perennials to others or tending to my own garden without this bible.
One complaint that customers have mentioned to me about this book (after I have recommended it)is that Ms. Aust uses the Latin nomenclature for everything. This was intimidating to me at first, too. I had to learn the Latin for my job as a perennial salesperson so I was forced to "embrace" it. I am glad that I did because it makes reading a book like this easier. My advice to anyone interested in gardening: learn the Latin! It's intellectually challenging and fun. It will open up a wide world of plants to you. Carpe diem!
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This book is amazing! A comprehensive, interesting, well-written manual on how to take care of many plants. Lovely pictures. A wonderful reference! Read morePublished 25 days ago by FabMom26
Perennial gardens need lots of care. This is a 'bible" for caring for your perennials.. Most of the perennial plants are listed with specific ways to care for them... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I have the first edition, which I recommend highly. I might even buy the second "expanded" edition if I knew what it "expanded. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Little Hail Storm
Nice reference book. I saw the author on a TV show and was moved to buy her book.Published 5 months ago by Ginnietx324