The Perennial Care Manual

Need to know how to divide your sedum or when to cut back your lavender? It's all in the book's Plant-by-Plant Perennial Guide, drawn from Ondra's personal experience growing each perennial.

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Author: Nancy J. Ondra

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1603421505

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 164

Keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season. From planning and planting to pruning and propagating, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to maintain a stunning perennial garden. Nancy J. Ondra provides an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide that profiles 125 popular perennials, with helpful information on each plant’s soil, light, and water needs. Ondra’s expertise and passion for gardening, along with Rob Cardillo’s breathtaking photography, will inspire you to create a garden of your dreams that will last a lifetime.

The Perennial Planting Manual

Here are the basics of garden design, plant selection and care.The lifespan, bloom time, culture and form of perennial plants varies greatly.

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Author: Arnold Kuntz Ph D

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798670143042

Category:

Page: 56

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Perennial plants are the backbone of nearly every flower garden. Unlike annual plants, which must be replanted each spring, herbaceous perennials die to the ground at the end of the season, and then regrow from the same roots the following year. People grow perennial flowers because they are such easy-care, dependable performers, and because they offer an enormous variety of color, texture and form. Here are the basics of garden design, plant selection and care.The lifespan, bloom time, culture and form of perennial plants varies greatly. Some species, such as lupines and delphinium, are so called "short-lived" perennials, with a lifespan of just three or four years. Others may live as long as fifteen years, or even, in the case of peonies, a lifetime. Bloom time may last for only two weeks each year, or may extend over two or three months. Some perennials, such as primroses, require deep humusy soil and plenty of shade, while others such as thread leaf coreopsis and cushion spurge wither away unless they grow in well-drained soil and full sun. Some perennials contain themselves in a nice, neat mound, while others, such as gooseneck loosestrife, will take over your entire garden. Some species should be cut back in midsummer, while others, such as hybrid lilies, may die if you remove their foliage.There are so many different species and cultivars of perennial flowers to choose from that few people ever become completely familiar with all the options. For the perennial gardener, books are an invaluable resource. They provide photographs for identification (and inspiration!), cultural information, a description of growth habits, bloom time, color and characteristics of special cultivars. Invest in a good how-to book that has cultural information, and a color encyclopedia to help you identify plants and plan your selections.Fellow gardeners are another great source of information about perennials. They can give you firsthand details about bloom time, height, hardiness and cultural requirements, and, if you visit their gardens, you can also see for yourself what the plants really look like up close. Nothing beats seeing a plant in a garden setting, where you can observe how it is being used. You may even go home with some pass-along plants for your own garden. There's just no way to know how a plant will do for you unless you give it a try. If it turns out to be too tall, the color is wrong, or the plant doesn't thrive, you can always move it and try something different.

The Perennial Gardener s Design Primer

In this book they generously share both their passion and their knowledge about garden design.

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Author: Stephanie Cohen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612122717

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 218

Turn your outdoor landscape into a rich, living canvas of color and texture. Encouraging experimentation, Stephanie Cohen and Nancy J. Ondra show you how to plan a garden that incorporates unique combinations of plants to achieve stunning effects. With an overview of garden design fundamentals and 20 sample garden plans, Cohen and Ondra will inspire you to play with creative juxtapositions of vibrant hues and subtle textures. Let your imagination run wild as you create your own unique and original garden designs.

The Perennial Care Manual

A Plant-by-Plant Guide: What to Do & When to Do It Nancy J. Ondra. pests. See animal pests; insect pests pest sprays and dusts, 104 Petasites japonicus, ...

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Author: Nancy J. Ondra

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603420457

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 889

Keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season. From planning and planting to pruning and propagating, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to maintain a stunning perennial garden. Nancy J. Ondra provides an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide that profiles 125 popular perennials, with helpful information on each plant’s soil, light, and water needs. Ondra’s expertise and passion for gardening, along with Rob Cardillo’s breathtaking photography, will inspire you to create a garden of your dreams that will last a lifetime.

Armitage s Manual of Annuals Biennials and Half Hardy Perennials

Classics like begonias and pelargoniums are juxtaposed with newcomers from Australia, and all are subject to Armitage's critical eye. This book is only available through print on demand. All interior art is black and white.

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Author: Allan M. Armitage

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694289

Category: Gardening

Page: 604

View: 864

A practical guide for the dedicated home gardener with descriptions and assessments of 245 genera of true annuals as well as plants that behave like annuals in USDA zones 1–7.

Perennial Gardening

No matter what kind of garden you're growing, it will benefit from the addition of a few (or a whole lot more!) perennials.Try to plant your garden in this book!

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Author: Jeremy DeVinney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798588318327

Category:

Page: 84

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Perennial plants are wonderful because they come back year after year and, for those of us who have distinct seasons, they bloom throughout the year (as opposed to annuals which mainly bloom in the summer months). There are perennials for pretty much every kind of garden you could want, from shade gardens to vegetable beds to herb containers to cutting gardens. No matter what kind of garden you're growing, it will benefit from the addition of a few (or a whole lot more!) perennials.Try to plant your garden in this book!

The Garden Bluebook

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Author: Leicester Bodine Holland

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89054466172

Category: Perennials

Page: 234

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The Well Tended Perennial Garden

The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition Tracy DiSabato-Aust. Gleason, Mark L., Margery L. Daughtrey, Ann R. Chase, ...

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Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697872

Category: Gardening

Page: 416

View: 903

“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple Whether you are a new gardener or a green thumb, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is here to help you successfully plan, plant, and tend your garden. This hardworking guide includes thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for specific species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden will be your ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.

The Gardener s A Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom

A comprehensive, richly illustrated reference on how to grow plants from seed provides everything a gardener needs to know about germinating, growing, and cultivating more than five hundred different types of flowering plants, furnishing ...

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Author: Eileen Powell

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580175171

Category: Gardening

Page: 528

View: 762

A comprehensive, richly illustrated reference on how to grow plants from seed provides everything a gardener needs to know about germinating, growing, and cultivating more than five hundred different types of flowering plants, furnishing essential information on light, soil, spacing requirements, climate, general plant care, and propagation, with quick-reference charts covering more than one thousand species. Original.

The tree planter and plant propagator a manual

The Pyrus Japonica , The Perennial Asters , The Gentiana , The Daisy ... The Chelone , and all this class of perennial plants , may be freely propagated by ...

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Author: Samuel Wood (gardener.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:591068785

Category:

Page:

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A Manual of the Flowering Plants of California

Perennial . Plants with running rootstocks ; leaves linear - lanceolate .. .1 . A. macrophylla . Plants without rootstocks ; leavés oblanceolate to linear .

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Author: Willis Linn Jepson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Botany

Page: 1238

View: 771

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Perennial Vegetables

Guide to a water-saving, disease-preventing irrigation technique idealfor perennial vegetables. How to Grow More Vegetables:And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, ...

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Author: Eric Toensmeier

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781931498401

Category: Gardening

Page: 241

View: 353

Imagine growing vegetables that require the same care as the flowers in your perennial beds and bordersóno annual tilling and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. In Perennial Vegetables, author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly under-appreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such ëminorí crops as ground cherry and ramps and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction. Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden. Profiling more than a hundred species, with dozens of colour photographs and illustrations, and filled with valuable growing tips, recipes, and resources, Perennial Vegetables is a groundbreaking and ground-healing book that will open the eyes of gardeners everywhere to the exciting world of edible perennials.

Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants

PREFACE: This text provides information about common and uncommon annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, herbs, and hardy ferns that are adapted to most climates of the United States and Canada.

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Author: Steven M. Still

Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc

ISBN: WISC:89052264660

Category: Science

Page: 814

View: 481

PREFACE: This text provides information about common and uncommon annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, herbs, and hardy ferns that are adapted to most climates of the United States and Canada. The fourth edition is larger than the previous edition and I expect that a future edition will be even larger. The learning process of a plantsman is a life-long endeavor and I will continue to discover new plants in my travels. The idea for this text started developing when I was a student in a herbaceous plants course at the University of Illinois. At that time, I realized that there was no one text that included identification characteristics and the ornamental and cultural features necessary to obtain a complete understanding of the subject. This idea was further reinforced when I became an instructor of herbaceous plants at Kansas State University. I found it impossible to recommend any one book for student use because each had its advantages and disadvantages. This text provides the student, the professional, and the home gardener with illustrations and concise treatment of plant information. I have had an opportunity to travel extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Great Britain. Information gained in these travels has been incorporated in this expanded fourth edition. There are over 1 20 new plant descriptions and now a total of 384 color photos. Wildflowers and herbs are two examples of plant groups where coverage has been expanded. Since the printing of the third edition of the Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants, I have received many helpful suggestions of how this text could be enhanced. I am indebted to those individuals who took time to contact me with their suggestions. I have assimilated their comments and incorporated them in the fourth edition. The art work for the fourth edition was done by Lynda Chandler.

Earth Care Manual

Perennial plants have more opportunity to form effective mycorrhizas than annuals . Since mycorrhizas have such a central role in regulating mineral uptake ...

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Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 185623021X

Category: Science

Page: 469

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The long-awaited exploration of permaculture specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere climates is finally here! Already regarded as the definitive book on the subject, The Earth Care Manual is accessible to the curious novice as much as it is essential for the knowledgeable practitioner. Permaculture started out in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It has always placed an emphasis on gardening, but since then it has expanded to include many other aspects, from community design to energy use. It can be seen as an overall framework that puts a diversity of green ideas into perspective. Its aims are low work, high output, and genuine sustainability.

Stop and Smell the Mints

... 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, Dirr, p 918 gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs Herbaceous Perennial Plants, ...

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Author: Randy Collins

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781977204721

Category: Gardening

Page: 255

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Randall Collins had spent all his life applying practical skills to achieve results. As an accountant, he was used to organization, analysis, and responsibility. After he retired, he found himself with a gap in his life; he wanted to be productive, but he’d had enough of being answerable to a boss or a client – he wanted to work on his own terms. Like many people, he turned to gardening and found it to be a compelling, fascinating world. For him, it was a perfect solution – the meticulous, observation-focused mindset he’d developed as an accountant translated beautifully to the process and science of gardening, while the art and creativity required to nurture and grow ornamental plants allowed him to explore a new side of himself. But at the heart of this memoir is Collins’ greatest challenge: how to outsmart a foraging white-tailed deer who saw the garden as his personal gourmet salad bar. A warm, relatable story of how one man came to terms with retirement and nature, Stop…and Smell the Mints is both delightful and educational.

The Food Forest Handbook

The Food Forest Handbook is a practical manual for the design and management of a home-scale perennial polyculture garden.

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Author: Darrell Frey

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781771422116

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Create abundance through this unique approach to low-maintenance, high-yield, sustainable food production A food forest is a productive landscape developed around a mix of trees and perennials. Rooted in permaculture principles, this integrated approach to gardening incorporates a variety of plants such as fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and perennial herbs and vegetables. Food forests can help increase biodiversity, protect valuable habitat for beneficial insects, and promote food security and resilience, all while providing an abundant harvest. The Food Forest Handbook is a practical manual for the design and management of a home-scale perennial polyculture garden. Simple, straightforward instructions guide the reader through: Getting started - site assessment and planning Tending the forest garden – maintaining soil health, succession planning, , mulching, pruning and more The fruits of your labor – crop profiles, harvest, storage, nutrition and recipes. This timely book makes the concept of food forests accessible to everyone. Focusing on the potential of perennial polyculture to enhance local food systems, The Food Forest Handbook shows the reader how to mix and match plants in unique combinations to establish bountiful landscapes and create genuine self-reliance in years to come. Darrell Frey is the owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a five-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania. He has been permaculture teacher for thirty years, and is the author of Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm . Michelle Czolba is co-owner of Pittsburgh Permaculture and co-founded the Hazelwood Food Forest. She has extensive experience in the design and maintenance of perennial polyculture.

The European Garden Flora

A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe, Both Out-of-doors ... Erect hairless perennial to 45 cm , stems green , tinged with red .

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Author: Stuart Max Walters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521420970

Category: Nature

Page: 739

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The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental plants and has been designed to meet the highest scientific standards. The vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed nurseryman, gardener, and landscape architect, as well as the professional botanist. Volume VI concludes the Flora and contains accounts of 38 families of dicotyledons, including Compositae (with over 190 genera), the largest family of flowering plants. Many other genera of horticultural importance such as Calceolaria, Penstemon, Hebe, Solanum, Buddleia, and Sencio are also discussed. Comprehensive keys are provided at the level of family, genus and species and line diagrams are included to illustrate important diagnostic features of critical taxa. References are made to useful illustrations and taxonomic accounts, and a small amount of guidance on cultivation is also included for many genera.

Five Plant Gardens

Nancy J. Ondra takes the stressful guesswork out of perennial garden planning by offering 52 vibrant designs, each made up of only five plants.

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Author: Nancy J. Ondra

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603429047

Category: Gardening

Page: 184

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With literally hundreds of choices, it can be overwhelming to decide which perennials to plant in your garden. Nancy J. Ondra takes the stressful guesswork out of perennial garden planning by offering 52 vibrant designs, each made up of only five plants. Ondra tailors each simple design to a specific set of growing conditions, with plenty of tips to help your planting mature. Enjoy gardens full of sun-drenched blooming flowers and shade-loving greenery for years to come.

Container Theme Gardens

Simple and foolproof! Enjoy beautiful container plantings with no stress or fuss. Container Theme Gardens offers 42 plans for container arrangements, each using just five specific plants that you can find at your local garden center.

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Author: Nancy J. Ondra

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612123998

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 979

Simple and foolproof! Enjoy beautiful container plantings with no stress or fuss. Container Theme Gardens offers 42 plans for container arrangements, each using just five specific plants that you can find at your local garden center. There’s something here for every setting and every style, including a meadow in a box, a pond in a pot, a simple salad garden, and a combination that will attract hummingbirds. Each plan includes photographs of what the full planting will look like, as well as a handy shopping list so you know exactly what you need.

Gardener s Guide to Full Sun Perennials

A Manual for the Care of Full Sun Perennial Flower Garden Paul R. Wonning. Gardener's Guide to Full Sun Perennials A Manual for the Care of Full Sun ...

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Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 9781458194367

Category: Gardening

Page: 69

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Gardener‘s Guide to Full Sun Perennials contains complete cultural and propagation information on nineteen perennial flowers suitable for full sun. Gardeners will also find a list of the most popular commercially available varieties for each of the perennial flowers as well. manual, care, guide, sun, full, cultural, information