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Growing-&-Using-Perennial-Plants-PDF-Ebook

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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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