This completely revised and updated edition of a bestselling classic will introduce a new generation of gardeners to Tracy DiSabato-Aust's proven gardening techniques.
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 "Remains
the best book on the topic." --New Jersey