The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition

By Tracy DiSabato-Aust

“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple

Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy’s thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden. 

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“When it was first published, Tracy’s book took the gardening world by storm. Undoubtedly, this new version will become indispensable, too.” —Ruth Rogers Clausen, Essential Perennials

“This book encourages large, lush garden beds after determining soil types, moisture conditions, sunlight and shade, wind direction, and existing vegetation and structures. . . . The maintenance needs and planting and maintenance schedule sections that follow offer guidance not often found in gardening literature. . . . This third revised edition is worthy of purchase for its 50 new plants, including some native species important to pollinators and for human enjoyment.” —Booklist

“There is no denying the excitement that the new edition of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden stirs in the hearts of gardeners and readers. This is a beautiful book, but more importantly it contains tested and true advice for home gardeners, both experienced and novice. . . . the perennial enthusiasts among us will find it difficult to resist adding this alluring incarnation to their home libraries.” —NYBG's Plant Talk

“Techniques for maintaining perennials are thoroughly described at a level of detail that is hard to find elsewhere. . . . Although beautifully illustrated and designed this is not a book that will end up sitting on the coffee table. It is one that professional and amateur gardeners will be constantly reaching for.” —Gardens Illustrated

“DiSabato-Aust's extensive experience in horticulture informs the significant insights she presents in all parts of this edition, making this a valuable reference for any perennial plant gardener.” —Choice

“An even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, and well-maintained perennial garden.” —Michigan Gardener

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a good read for those who love to garden and a great reference for plant maintenance in future years.” —Journal Star

“This is the updated and expanded third edition of this highly regarded book. . . . Covers everything you need to know to create and maintain your own perennial garden, from maintenance, care and pruning to reliable performers.” —The Oregonian
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Number of pages
416
Publication date
February 22, 2017
ISBN
9781604697070