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Add life to any garden using perennial plants- a splash of colour and the wonderful aroma that some flowers bring. 


This beautiful ebook will give you inspiration to get out into the garden and planting perennial plants. With 215 pages bursting with colour pictures and so much information on growing, maintaining and getting the most out of your perennial plants, this ebook is really valuable to any gardener, landscaper or horticulturalist.


A perennial garden is perhaps the ultimate flower garden. Perennials grow fast, are quick to produce flowers, and if you choose the right ones for the right places, can give you an established garden faster than most other types of plants.
 
Perennial plants are grown in all sorts of gardens and all sorts of climates. You can find them at sea level, and in the highest mountains; in the tropics and the arctic; and both arid and wet climates.
If you choose the right perennial plant for the situation; the results can be wonderful; but as with most horticulture, choosing the best plant for the situation at hand, is critical.
This book has been written to both inspire and enlighten you; and to provide a reference point for choosing and using the right perennials, wherever you might need them.
 
 
CHAPTER 1 WHY PERENNIALS? 
What is a flowering perennial? 
What are herbaceous perennials? 
Using perennials 
Choosing perennials 
 
CHAPTER 2 CULTIVATION AND CARE 
Secrets of success with perennial plants 
Maintenance hints 
Soils 
Using lime, gypsum and other soil ameliorants 
Mulches 
Fertilisers 
Factors that affect fertiliser application 
Soil ph 
Improving drainage in soils 
Planting 
Water and the garden 
Minimising plant water requirements 
Pruning perennials 
Maintaining herbaceous borders 
Growing bulbs 
Growing daffodils 
Growing gladioli 
Growing liliums 
Dividing or separating perennials 
Dealing with pests and diseases 
Identifying the problem 
 
CHAPTER 3 DESIGNING WITH PERENNIALS 
Designing a perennial display 
Perennial herb gardens 
Making garden beds - the variables 
Using bulbs and perennials in the garden 
Bulbs and perennials for cottage gardens 
What about behind the border? 
Growing perennials in pots 
Containers 
Perennials in hanging baskets 
Perennials for cut flowers 
 
CHAPTER 4 DICTIONARY OF PERENNIAL PLANTS 
Acanthus 
Achillea 
Aconitum 
Actaea 
Adonis 
Agastache 
Ajuga 
Alchemilla 
Allium 
Anacyclus 
Anemone 
Anisodontea 
Arctotis (syn. Venidioarctotis, venidium) 
Argemone 
Argyranthemum 
Armeria 
Artemisia 
Asphodeline 
Aspidistra 
Aster (syn. Crinitaria, microglossa) 
Asteriscus 
Astilbe 
Astrantia 
Azorella 
Baptisia 
Begonia 
Bergenia (syn. Megasea) 
Bessera 
Brachyscome 
Brunnera 
Caccinia 
Camassia 
Campanula 
Canna 
Catharanthus 
Centaurea 
Cerastium 
Chlorophytum 
Chysanthemum 
Conanthera 
Coreopsis 
Crambe 
Delphinium 
Dianthus 
Dicentra 
Dietes 
Digitalis 
Doronicum 
Echinacea 
Echium 
Eremurus 
Erigeron 
Erodium 
Eryngium 
Euphorbia 
Eurybia 
Eustoma syn. Lisianthus 
Farfugium 
Felicia 
Filipendula 
Gaillardia 
Gaura 
Gazania 
Geranium 
Gerbera 
Gunnera 
Helichrysum 
Helleborus 
Heuchera 
Hosta 
Hypseocharis 
Impatiens 
Incarvillea (syn. Amphicome) 
Isoplexis 
Kleinia 
Leontopodium 
Liatris 
Ligularia 
Ligusticum 
Limonium 
Linum 
Lobelia 
Lupinis 
Lychnis (syn. Viscaria) 
Lysimachia 
Maianthemum 
Malva 
Mecanopsis 
Monarda 
Nierembergia 
Oenothera 
Osteospermum (syn. Dimorphotheca) 
Paeonia 
Papaver 
Parahebe (syn. Derwentia) 
Paris 
Persicaria (syn. Bistorta, aconogonon) 
Petunia 
Phacelia 
Phlox 
Physostegia 
Phytolacca 
Plantago 
Plectranthus 
Polygonatum
Polygonum 
Primula
Rhodohypoxis
X rhodoxis
Rodgersia 
Salvia 
Santolina
Saxifraga 
Scaevola 
Scutellaria 
Silybum
Solidago 
Stachys 
Tanacetum (syn. Pyrethrum balsamita) 
Teucrium 
Thalictrum 
Trillium 
Verbascum 
Veronica 
Vinca 
Viola 
 


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