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RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials

496 pages

Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd

5 Oct 2006

The new bible of garden perennials.

RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials by Graham Rice

This is the definitive practical guide to choosing, planting and combining herbaceous perennials - an essential tool for gardeners of all levels, from the experts at the RHS. From Acaena to Zizia, an A-Z guide to over 5,000 perennials, this book: includes the vast numbers of new perennials made available in the last 10 years; tells you how to choose the right ones for your garden with cultivation, propagation and hardiness information to help you grow them successfully; and gives inspirational ideas for planting schemes and expert tips on how to get the best from your plants and your garden. You can make a perennially beautiful garden with this essential guide. Customer Reviews Average Customer Review: Write an online review and share your thoughts with other customers.


 I saw an advance copy of this encyclopedia and it is spectacular. It says there are over 5000 plants described, but it's actually almost 7000! It's the only perennials encyclopedia written in such an easy and accessible manner, without all the technical jargon and botanical terms that trip you up - you can actually read the descriptions and enjoy them, with the writers the most knowledgeable in their fields. The book is enhanced throughout with sidebar boxes that add a lot of new details and help you understand new trends, invasive plants, orchids, name changes and so much more. Thousands of excellent pictures let you see what's being talked about. Editor Graham Rice has done the impossible and created a new classic. This is an absolute must for the bookshelf, and will be used over and over and over again.

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