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‘Perennial Gardening’ by Susan Hollister is a worth to read guide about many different kind of bulbs, flowers, herbs and vegetables. They are very valuable plants but also need to be properly maintained. Susan shows how to looking after your plants to have wonderful garden year by year. I especially love hostas with beautiful, rich leaves but I just hate when slugs eaten them. I don’t try to spread sand around it, but it looks simple and more natural than blue pellets that I really afraid because kids and animals can accidentally taste. Also I never know that I shouldn’t cut dried steams of tulips as they may never grow again. So I won’t do it anymore. Susan gives very practical advices also what to do with perennial herbs, how to cut them and what are they favourite position. I love natural medicine so always have herbs in my garden but sometimes they just too poor and have insects on them. I am looking for more books by Susan Hollister about gardening and how to naturally prevent plants from aphides, slugs and others insects. I just can’t wait for spring time to prepare my garden that will be even more excited with Susan’s e-book.
I love perennial gardening and plants. This book was a delight. It covers an immense variety of ideas and suggestions and I had never thought about using vegetables as border plants but there are some fantastic suggestions. Susan Hollister has a fresh approach and gives detailed tips without becoming a bore. She gives suggestions on planning and layout and even has a section on therapeutic gardening that caters for sight, smell, sound and touch. There are also sections on grasses and foliage plants that are really interesting and using Asparagus as an ornamental is something I will try in the future. Well done Susan Hollister. This book is superb.
I am working on improving my green thumb and know quite a bit about annual plants, but do not know much about perennial gardening. I didn’t know that there were so many different kinds of perennial plants. There are perennials for vegetables, flowers, grasses, shrubs, foliage, bulbs, herbs, fruits and berries, etc. For all of these the author did a great job addressing what they are and how to plant them. The book also discussed how to care and maintain a perennial garden indoors and outdoors. With the sun shining and the warmer temperatures arriving, I am definitely going to look into planting a perennial garden. This book makes it easy for anyone to plant their own perennial garden, even a novice green thumb gardener like myself.
Perennial Gardening by Susan Hollister Really enjoy this book because it has flowers that I grow every year. Some I was unsure of how to care for so I would just leave them in the ground year round and they do great. Chop them all down to ground level in the late fall-after the first snow so stems can take nutrients from the soil to be able to come up the following year. Love how some are spread in the air-that explains how one plant got way over to the other side of the garden. Also listings of perennial vegetables-which I grow a few of, including lavender. Has a section on flowering bulbs and how to care for them. Herbs and grasses are other chapters. Great resource book. Wish there were pictures to accompany the item being discussed. Section on berries also. And a section on design and what to consider when making your template of the area you want to transform. Section on potted perennials and how to plant them near something that will help pollinate them. Care and maintenance is also discussed and what the important things about any perennial. Bonus chapter is about when you bring them indoors. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end. A KEEPER!
I’ve always admired gardens and those who have the patience to keep them up. While I’ve always wanted to try it out the process of trying to find out which flowers would be best to use, how, and actually taking the time to design the configuration and plant them. This book takes care of all that. The book does a great job of describing different reasons for using perennials and follows up by listing all the necessary means of taking care of them. Each reason is followed by suggested plants, how to plant them, how to take care of them, and everything else you need to know in order to maintain the plants. This book takes the guesswork and complexity out of gardening much to my appreciation.
This book completely answered above and beyond all the questions I had about perennial gardening! As a beginning gardener I started off just buying plants that I thought were the prettiest, not taking into account their sustainability, but after reading this I am completely going to change the way I garden. Susan does an amazing job of explaining by perennials are the best way to go, and completely breaks down every single perennial plant based on type. I was shocked by how many useful and beautiful perennials there are, her sections of herbs sold me on the herb garden I had been on the fence about, chives, lavender, turmeric... Susan Hollister is extremely knowledgeable about not only these plants, but how to plant and care for them as well, information that she provides in the later chapters. And if that weren't enough, she also provides information about how many perennials are therapeutic and the things they can help. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who wants to become serious about gardening because perennials are definitely the way to go about this. A must read!