The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
Planting and Pruning Techniques

by Tracy DiSabato-Aust

0-88192-414-8
338 pp, 131 color photos, 20 line drawings, 7 3/8 x 10 3/8", hardcover, © 1998 .

Table of Contents

Foreword, 9
Preface, 11
Acknowledgments, 13

Section One: Basic Perennial Garden Planting & Maintenance
Chapter 1 Design and Its Relationship to Maintenance, 15
Chapter 2 Bed Preparation: Insurance for Success, 25
Chapter 3 Planting and Establishment, 41
Chapter 4 Pests and Diseases of Perennials, 53
Chapter 5 Staking, 63
Chapter 6 Division, 67
Chapter 7 Renovation of the Established Perennial Garden, 72

Section Two: Pruning Perennials
Chapter 8 Introduction to Pruning, 75
Chapter 9 Deadheading, 83
Chapter 10 Cutting Back, 91
Chapter 11 Pinching, Disbudding, Thinning, and Deadleafing, 104
Chapter 12 Pruning to Prepare for Winter and Pruning to Prepare for Spring, 112

Section Three: Encyclopedia of Perennials
Guide to Using the Encyclopedia, 119
A–Z Encyclopedia of Perennials, 121

Appendix A Ornamental Grasses, 221
Appendix B Perennial Garden Planting and Maintenance Schedule, 225
Appendix C Lists of Perennials for Specific Pruning and Maintenance Requirements, 233
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, 248
Metric Conversion Chart, 249
Glossary, 250
Bibliography, 255
Index of Plant Names, 257

Color plates follow pages 64 and 144

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