Growing Perennials in Cold Climates is destined to be a landmark in gardening publishing. It is the first book ever of its kind for perennial gardeners.
Beginning with the 50 best perennial groups to grow in cold climates, the book details both the good and the bad news about these plants in the most reader-friendly, easy-to-follow fashion in the history of gardening publishing. It includes easily accessible information on how to grow cold climate perennials, where to plant them, the different soil types, companion plants, and caring, pruning, and propagation. Fully illustrated throughout, this is the guide that gardeners living in colder climates have been waiting for.
This book and others in the series were the ones I turned to most often when planning my Minneapolis garden. The detailed information about specific cultivars was fantastic. These are based on real world experience and I found this a very trustworthy source. I insisted on buying copies for several of my family who garden from Edmonton, Alberta to Hartford, CT. Terrific book!
This is a must have book for anyone gardening in frigid zone 4 and above.Though I grow many more plants than what are listed in this book, the plants in here are all workhorses. The author gives you fabulous info on cultural conditions and even expected longevity. You absolutely can't go wrong with this one.
I live in extreme northern Minnesota, and this book has been my perennial gardening bible. It has beautiful pictures, excellent ratings of preferred varieties, and lots of helpful gardening hints. Sources are included for each perennial. I highly recommend this book to anyone bold enough to garden in areas where winter temperatures dip below -20 degrees Fahrenheit.