This is the first, and still the most thorough, book on planting and caring for a perennial border or bed, from the beginning stage of soil preparation to the maintenance techniques such as deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and deadleafing that promote extended bloom. All of the techniques are thoroughly explained and illustrated. The expanded edition contains more than 200 new color photographs, showing perennials in various border situations and providing images for each of the entries in the A-to-Z encyclopedia of important perennial species.
Thousands of readers have commented that The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is one of the most useful and frequently consulted books in their gardening libraries. The expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.
''As both a public garden designer responsible for thousands of perennials in parks and a passionate home gardener, I know how important intelligent, educated maintenance is to all kinds of gardens, large and small. This is my favorite book on that essential art. I recommend it heartily and often to all gardeners, professional or amateur, and I refer to it all the time myself.'' –Lynden Miller
Hardcover, 383 pages, 276 color photographs, 19 line drawings, 10.75'' x 7.5'', Timber Press, 2006, ISBN 0881928038