“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple
Whether you are a new gardener or a green thumb, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is here to help you successfully plan, plant, and tend your garden. This hardworking guide includes thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for specific 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 will be your ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.
About the Author
Tracy DiSabato-Aust has worked in the horticulture industry for over forty years earning international acclaim as one of America’s best-known and most knowledgeable garden writers, speakers, and designers. She has spoken internationally at venues like England’s Royal Horticultural Society Garden, The Royal Botanic Gardens, The English Gardening School, and the University of Oxford Botanical Gardens. DiSabato-Aust has been featured in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Garden Design, Real Simple, The New York Times, Telegraph, and the National Post. Her website is tracylive.com.
“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
“From beginners to master gardeners, this book has tips for everyone. Filled with colourful photographs and a helpful encyclopedia, it is not only informative, but makes learning about gardening fun and exciting.” —The Week
“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
“As always, packed with down-to-earth advice on designing and maintaining beautiful perennial gardens.” —The American Gardener
“A book that gardeners of all levels should have as part of their library.” —The Ozaukee Press
“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
“My go-to reference for learning which perennials to cut back and which ones to leave alone.” —Omaha World-Herald