Perennials For Every Purpose: Choose the Plants You Need for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste

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The title says it all-- there really are perennials for all of your gardening sites and needs. Whether you have a shady spot or want a plant that attracts birds, Perennials for Every Purpose features plants that are perfectly suited to your needs. Author Larry Hodgson expresses his passion for perennials with hands-on advice and tell-it-like-it-is descriptions. Larry never gives up on a plant until he has learned its strengths and weaknesses, and he delivers his hard-won secrets in this book.

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Perennials for Every Purpose

This is a plant encyclopedia with a purpose! You'll discover more than 1,000 perennials, organized by special feature (that's the "purpose!"), such as bloom time or site condition. This makes it simple for you to choose plants according to your needs. You can go directly to the chapters that interest you most, whether they're perennials that require very little care or ones that thrive in cool-summer climates.

Plant lover Larry Hodgson lives in Quebec, where the winters are punishing to perennials. Undaunted, he has ventured where most gardeners wouldn't dare, attempting to grow perennials that "just aren't hardy there"-- and succeeding! He has nursed usually tender perennials like hakone grass and monkey flowers through tough Quebec winters even though they're supposedly not hardy north of Pennsylvania. He's glad to share his tips for success.

Larry lays it on the line when he thinks a perennial-- even a well-loved favorite like delphinium-- is tough to grow, but he always gives special tips to keep plants looking good as long as possible. For every perennial Larry profiles, he offers both fascinating and useful information about the varieties and how to grow them. A few examples:

* Larry tells how and when to cut back Russian sage to get the best new flush of growth in spring and how to encourage the plants to rebloom.

* Beautiful columbines are great choices for perennial gardens because they attract hummingbirds, but columbines usually don't do well in the hot South. You'll find tips on where and how to plant columbines to survive hot weather.

* Want the best new daylily cultivars without paying the huge prices that new introductions cost? Larry tells how to get great daylilies without breaking your budget.

* Larry shares his special trick for taking divisions from an established hosta without digging it up and without ruining its appearance.

About the Author
Larry Hodgson is a well-known garden writer, lecturer, and media personality. He is a regular contributor to gardening magazines like Horticulture, Harrowsmith, and 20Canadian Gardening, and he has authored several successful books, including Houseplants for Dummies, and co-authored others such as All About Perennials.

Larry's a favorite on the lecture circuit for gardening groups in the United States and Canada, and he can be seen on French-language television, both as a host and as a guest. He is a former editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, and a radio garden commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He is also a gardening columnist for the Internet site www.gardencrazy.com He leads garden tours all over the world, visiting public and private gardens on various continents.

Larry lives with his wife and children in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, just outside Quebec City. He studied at the University of Toronto and at Laval University, where he earned a degree in modern languages. In his spare time (he swears he has a bit every now and then), Larry volunteers for various gardening organizations and appears in community theater productions for the Quebec Art Company.

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Larry Hodgson is a well-known garden writer, lecturer, and media personality. He is a regular contributor to gardening magazines like Horticulture, Harrowsmith, and Canadian Gardening, and he has authored several successful books, including Houseplants for Dummies, and co-authored others such as All About Perennials.

Larry's a favorite on the lecture circuit for gardening groups in the United States and Canada, and he can be seen on French-language television, both as a host and as a guest. He is a former editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, and a radio garden commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He is also a gardening columnist for the Internet site www.gardencrazy.com He leads garden tours all over the world, visiting public and private gardens on various continents.

Larry lives with his wife and children in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, just outside Quebec City. He studied at the University of Toronto and at Laval University, where he earned a degree in modern languages. In his spare time (he swears he has a bit every now and then), Larry volunteers for various gardening organizations and appears in community theater productions for the Quebec Art Company.

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