Perennials play a central role in today's gardens. Choosing specific plants, however, can be daunting. Is this plant hardy in my area? How big does it get? When does it bloom? "Perennials: A Gardener's Reference" answers these and many other questions for more than 2,700 species and cultivars in 250 genera, making it one of the most comprehensive guides available. The informative text is enlivened throughout by the authors' wide-ranging experience with perennials and by Lynne Harrison's sumptuous photographs. Whether you're a beginning gardener, a seasoned expert, or a green-industry professional, "Perennials: A Gardener's Reference" will be the book you turn to again and again for essential information about these supremely beautiful and useful plants.
Susan Carter is a garden and landscape designer in Seattle, Washington, with 25 years of experience in various areas of horticulture. Carrie Becker is a professional gardener, landscape designer, consultant, and educator. One of the original designers of the Northwest Perennial Alliance Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, she has gardened in Seattle for more than 40 years. Bob Lilly, another of the original designers of the internationally acclaimed NPA Borders, now works as a plant broker selling perennials to wholesale growers.