We’re excited about our friends’ invaluable new book, Essential Perennials.
“ The long-awaited update of a classic guide to perennials!”
—P. Allen Smith, award-winning gardening expert, author, and TV host
“ Finally, a guide to navigating the staggering possibilities among perennials.”
—Margaret Roach, awaytogarden.com
Perennials are the mainstay of any garden. But how do you choose from the thousands available, and care for the ones you already have? Essential Perennials is the complete reference for any gardener looking to make smart plant choices for a garden that blooms for years to come.
Trusted experts Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher help you decide exactly which plants will bring you the beauty you want and thrive in the conditions you can provide. This A-to-Z guide is packed with more than 2,700 plants, with each entry listing flower color, bloom time, foliage characteristics, size, and light and temperature requirements. Each profile is supported by stunning color photography that showcases the flower and foliage that make each plant unique.
Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference
to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden
By Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher
Photographs by Alan L. Detrick & Linda Detrick