Annuals for Connoisseurs (A Horticulture Book)

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Annuals for Connoisseurs is an inspiring and practical introduction to the overlooked world of annuals. This vast group of plants has something to offer to gardeners of any level of skill: colors ranging from the palest shades of sky blue to startling magenta, foliage both delicate and bold, a season of bloom longer than that of most perennials and plants that cushion the ground or soar to ten feet and more.
Wayne Winterrowd introduces us to a collection of his favorite annuals - a mixture of classics seen in a new light, as well as new gems revealed. He discusses how to use them creatively in and around your garden, whether planted in a border, as a container plant or cut for an indoor arrangement.
With an appreciation and an authority gained of long experience, Winterrowd proves that annuals "of all the major groups of plants have as much to offer as any and it could be argued, more." When it comes to annuals, he revels in the peculiarly attractive characteristics and homey qualities that have made them so loved for so long - and with good reason.
From the exceptional to the winningly sweet, the plants presented in Annuals for Connoisseurs are choice additions to any garden. Victorian amaranthus, graceful briza, romantic nigella, stately cannas, these annuals are equally at home alone in a terra-cotta container or among the shrubs and perennials of a mixed border. The author has himself explored, tested and coaxed the loveliest of displays from plants virtually without number.
In a chapter devoted to gardening techniques he shares a lifetime of experience, from starting plants from seed, to staking, to seed saving for the next generation. No detail of propagation or maintenance escapes Winterrowd's attention, and he reveals the attractions of each featured annual with the quiet pride of an admirer and the passion of an expert.

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