Perennials for Michigan (Perennials for . . .) (Paperback)
April. Ok, so while you are shoveling the last of the spring snow, think about FLOWERS!! This thorough and accessible volume covers a variety of perennials in alphabetical order, but has a helpful quick reference chart sorted by color. It includes "tips" and "problems and pests" along with growing information. An interesting list of Michigan gardens to visit is found by the comprehensive index. What do you think of Helen's Flower and Hollyhocks? And maybe some thrift. Gotta find out the dates for the GT Area Children's Garden Annual Plant Sale.— margaret
Perennial gardening can be easy, fun and rewarding, especially when you have this beautifully illustrated guide at your fingertips. With detailed accounts of 84 different perennials, along with information on 681 recommended varieties and cultivars perfect for Michigan gardens, this book takes the guesswork out of perennial gardening. The authors' common sense and garden wisdom will help you transform any patch of ground--wet or dry, sunny or shady, lakeside or inland--into a spectacular garden you can enjoy year after year: * Flower and foliage colors * Height and spread ranges * Blooming periods * How and when to start your plants * Planting strategies * Light, water and nutrient needs * Choosing the best perennials for different growing conditions * Over 500 color photographs.
About the Author
Alison Beck is one of Canada's bestselling garden writers. She has written or co-authored more than 30 gardening guides, many of which have become bestselling, award-winning guides. They are filled with practical advice and her passion for gardening.