What Perennial Where - Gardening Book
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What Perennial Where
The creative guide to choosing the best perennial for every area of your garden.
by Roy Lancaster
160 pp, 0.75 x 10.75 x 8.00, hardcover.
Following the format of his What Plant Where Lancaster, a horticulturist and garden writer, organizes his book by topic, devoting each section to plants suitable for specific sites or uses (e.g., "Perennials for Cut Flowers," "Perennials Tolerant of Exposed, Windy Sites," etc.). Like other DK horticultural titles, the photographs here are very crisp, and the plants featured are clearly identified, and fortunately, the author has chosen to cover bulbs as well as traditional perennials. The primary purpose of this book is plant selection, making this an excellent complement to other, more basic books on perennial gardening.
About the Author
Roy Lancaster worked at the University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens and the Hillier Nurseries in Hampshire before becoming the first curator of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum in 1970. Since 1980 he has been a freelance writer, plant explorer, and broadcaster. He has written many books, including What Houseplant Where and What Perennial Where (also published by DK), and regularly contributes to various magazines, including the Royal Horticultural Society's journal The Garden.