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Reviews of Armitage's Garden Perennials: A Color Encyclopedia

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Author (1): Allan M. Armitage

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Publish date: March 2000
Published by: Timber Press
List price: $49.95
ISBN Number: 0881924350



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Positive sallyg On Jun 2, 2012, sallyg wrote:

I have the 2011 edition of this book. It is very good reading for the intermediate gardener. The bulk of the book is an extensive, A to Z encyclopedia of perennials.130 genera are described, with color photographs of various species or prized cultivars. There are one to six photos per page, adding up to a gorgeous book. Armitage gives each species a personality, and shares the nuances of one versus another. There are some lists of plants for special situations at the end (aggressive plants, cut flowers, etc) to help narrow your choices a bit.
This would not be a book for a beginner; it assumes you have a basic general understanding of gardening. It's an enjoyable book for any gardener who wants to see what else is out there and be tempted yet again to buy more plants!

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