Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Release Date: 2008-05-01
The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage’s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage’s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer. One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by the American Horticulture Society, and the third is even better! The third edition of “The Big Perennial Book” (as it is fondly referred to by many practitioners) describes 3,600 species in 1224 pages. More than 300 color photos complement detailed text filled with the author’s pointed observations of plant performance, cultivar selection and current taxonomy. Allan’s trademark wit and passion are both in abundance, making reading as pleasurable as it is informative.
Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.
A guide to using natural shade to create beautiful gardens covers all types of shade--wet or dry, partial or dense--suggesting plants for every situation, from rock, to water, to woodland, to container. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Ruth N. Joyce
Publisher: Winterthur Museum
Release Date: 2004
Bring the dazzling beauty and year-round bloom of the Winterthur Garden to your home landscape. Henry Francis du Pont devoted some seventy years to fashioning his world-renowned creation. In The Winterthur Guide to Color in Your Garden, author Ruth Joyce highlights the design principles that guided du Pont and describes how to achieve these stunning effects. Practical plants that have stood the test of time—native and non-native, common and unusual—are introduced month by month, grouped as they appear in the Winterthur landscape. Such an organization illuminates radiant and unusual color combinations as well as the wide variety of wildflowers and genera that bloom throughout the estate. The Quarry Garden, Glade Garden, and container plants at the Reflecting Pool are all included in this indispensable guide to creating a color-filled landscape of your own.