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Bloom's Best Perennials and Grasses: Expert Plant Choices and Dramatic Combinations for Year-Round Gardens

By Adrian Bloom

Photographs by Adrian Bloom and Richard Bloom

[An] encyclopedic guide to favored flowers and corduroy-leaved perennials, contrasted by finely textured, billowy grasses.

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There are thousands of perennials and grasses available to gardeners — how can they know whether or not they're making the right choice? In Bloom's Best Perennials and Grasses, Adrian Bloom distills his years of experience as a nurseryman and gardener into 250 reliable choices that are beautiful, easy to maintain, and provide year-round interest.

Detailed descriptions feature information on growth, care, and design tips for use in gardens of all sizes. Bloom shows the reader how to design and plant well structured borders that feature perennials and grasses with a mix of other plants playing supporting roles. He also shares his trademark "river of plants" design style that dramatically features the beauty of a plant throughout its life.

Media reviews

"A lavishly illustrated tome that gives instructions on how to design and plant well-structured borders that feature perennials and grasses — Bloom's hallmark — with a mix of other plants meant to play supporting roles."

—Susan Banks, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"[Bloom is a] strong and lucid advocate for gardening with perennials. ... This is a very good and useful book."

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"A book for unapologetic flower lovers, people who want lush green and bursts of color in their yards year-round."

—Molly Reid, New Orleans Times-Picayune

"Adrian Bloom's enchanting Foggy Bottom garden provides brilliant backdrops for this encyclopedic guide to favored flowers and corduroy-leaved perennials, contrasted by finely textured, billowy grasses."

—Alice Joyce, Booklist

"For any flower gardener interested in growing perennial plants, Bloom's Best Perennials and Grasses will provide plant lovers with fact-based inspiration, whether it is needed for large landscapes, small planting beds or container gardens."

—Christine Eirschele, Suite101.com

About the author

Adrian Bloom

Adrian Bloom is a nurseryman, gardener and writer, and president of the famous Blooms of Bressingham nursery in Norfolk, England.

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