Perennials for Midwestern Gardens Proven Plants for the Heartland

ISBN-10: 0881928933

ISBN-13: 9780881928938

Edition: 2008

Authors: Anthony W. Kahtz

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Gardeners everywhere want to grow perennials. But with its hot, humid summers and often bitterly cold winters, the Midwest presents a formidably challenging climate. This book provides concise, experience-tested information about popular perennials - including herbs, ornamental grasses, and bulbs - that can be grown successfully throughout a wide range of the midwestern United States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). From the unusual yellow-edged, mahogany-red disk-shaped flowers of Ratibida columnifera (Mexican hat) to the demure charm of Sisyrinchium angustifolium (blue-eyed grass), beautifully illustrated descriptions also tantalize with perennials that deserve wider appreciation for their superb garden qualities. In all, more than 400 plants are recommended, grouped into 140 main descriptions arranged alphabetically by botanical name. Each entry gives the plant's common name and describes its flowers, leaves, habit, soil and sun or shade requirements, propagation, insect and disease problems, outstanding cultivars and similar species, recommendations on where to use it, and other plants that will complement it. An easy-to-use box at the end of each description summarizes key characteristics. Native midwesterner Anthony Kahtz holds a Ph.D. in horticulture from the University of Illinois. His plant selections are based on his many years of professional and personal experience, and represent perennials noteworthy both for their ornamental features and for the ease with which they can be grown. This trustworthy guide will be an indispensable aid to gardeners in America's heartland who seek to make their time in the garden easier and more fun.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 228
Size: 7.31" wide x 9.33" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Anthony W. Kahtz was born and raised in Illinois and has gardened in the Midwestern United States as well as around the world. among other locations, he has worked at the national Cathedral Bishop's garden in Washington, D.C., the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Jamaica Plain, MA, the Royal Horticultural Society's Wisley Garden in Surrey, England, and a landscaping company in Copenhagen, Denmark. he holds a Ph.D. in Horticulture from the University of Illinois and has written numerous articles on plants and gardening.

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