The Perennial Care Manual

A Plant-by-Plant Guide: What to Do and When to Do It

How do you keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season? This comprehensive resource covers everything you need to know, from planning and planting to watering, mulching, pruning, propagating, and much more. Author Nancy Ondra also includes an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide showing you how to maintain more than 125 of the most popular perennials, giving specific information on everything from soil requirements to bloom height to preparing plants for winter. Simple, clear instructions and beautiful photography make it easy to keep your perennial garden beautiful!

“I can think of no one better equipped to teach gardeners how to maintain a perennial garden than Nancy Ondra.” –Fran Sorin, author of
Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening

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Details

  • Available as an ebook
  • Paper (Show more formats)
  • Pages: 384
  • Size: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
  • Color: Full-color; Photographs and illustrations throughout
  • ISBN: 978-1-60342-150-8
  • Order Number: 62150

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