Packed with more than 1,000 plants illustrated in full color, Perennials is an inspiring handbook to help you identify, choose, and grow your favorite varieties. Discover at a glance the full range of perennials available. Each entry combines a plant portrait with a concise botanical description, plus cultivation and propagation details. Helpful symbols indicate preferred growing conditions and cold hardiness. If you want a specific leaf or flower color in a particular season, the Plant Catalog will offer you the perfect specimen. All the essential considerations such as selecting a perennial plant, choosing a site and preparing the ground, watering, mulching, feeding, weeding, pest control, and transplanting are clearly explained. Propagation methods, form sowing seeds to division, stem-tip cuttings, and root cuttings, are also given. Whether you are planting a new garden or seeking new features of interest for an established one, Perennials is your indispensable, portable gardening companion.Hawthorne, Linden is the author of 'Perennials: A Photographic Guide to More than 1,000 Plants by Type, Size, Season of Interest and Color' with ISBN 9780789453402 and ISBN 0789453401.