10.0 X 8.5 X 1.1 in
05 Jul 2011
"This is a terrific resource for gardeners, with 300 new plants added to the 2000 1st edition, bringing the total to 1250."
Originally published in 2000, Armitages Garden Perennials quickly became a garden-shelf classic. Beloved for its well-edited plant selection and Armitages trusted advice on choosing and caring for the best plants, Booklist named it an essential addition to gardening collections.
Now its back and better than ever in this new revised and updated second edition. Renowned horticulturist Allan M. Armitage once again features his discerning selection of more than 1250 of the best perennials, over 300 of which are new to this edition. Old favorites like phlox and rudbeckia remain, but gardeners will delight in new introductions like the popular Baptisia Carolina Moonlight and Echinacea Tangerine Dream. Each plant entry includes scientific and common names, hardiness zone information, tips on growth and cultivation, and Armitages unique and beloved humor. Supported by more than 1300 color photos, 400 of which are new, and rounded out with useful lists of plants for specific situations, this outstanding reference belongs on the shelf of every gardener who values first-rate, authoritative information.
Engaging descriptions and personal experiences.
Its real charm is the descriptions that accompany each plant, written in Armitages characteristic engaging, conversational tone highly recommended.
Theres no shortage of endorsements in horticulturalist Allan Armitages revised collection of 1,250 perennials.
"A reader can open this book to any page and be ensured of both pleasure and enlightenment."
"This gorgeous resource will find a home in the library of every gardener who wants current, authoritative information as well as public and academic libraries with gardening enthusiasts."
Widely regarded as one of the world's foremost horticulturists, Allan M. Armitage is a professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, where he teaches, conducts research on new garden plants, and runs the University of Georgia Horticulture Gardens. He travels widely as a lecturer and consultant, and is the recipient of numerous awards from nursery trade groups and horticultural organizations, including the Medal of Honor from the Garden Club of America, the National Educator Award from the American Horticultural Society, and the Scott Medal and Award from the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, arguably the most prestigious honor in U.S. ornamental horticulture. He is the author of nine other books, as well as six CDs and two Internet courses for gardeners. Armitage was honored with a Quill and Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association of America, and Greenhouse Grower magazine named him one of the ten most influential people or organizations ever in the floriculture industry for "encouraging growers to expand their markets with new annuals, cut flowers, and perennials."
GARDENING / Flowers / Perennials