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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting & Pruning Techniques

By Tracy DiSabato-Aust

This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.

Real Simple

Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy’s thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for new 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 is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.

Media reviews

"This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice."

Real Simple

"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 Plant Talk

"Offers 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

"A good read for those who love to garden and a great reference for plant maintenance in future years."

Journal-Star

About the author

Tracy DiSabato-Aust

Tracy DiSabato-Aust has earned international acclaim as one of America's most entertaining and knowledgeable garden writers and professional speakers. She has extensive experience in the United States and abroad with more than 35 years in the industry and is a gifted and award-winning designer who combines artistic vision with practical horticultural strategies.

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