Armitage's Garden Perennials: Color Encyclopedia: A Colour Encyclopedia

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With 1,400-plus color photos, horticultural depth and breadth, and delightfully personal prose by a renowned expert in herbaceous perennials, this is my first-round pick. -- Susan McBride National Gardener 20000301 In the world of horticulture, Armitage stands out as an authoritative voice that gardeners depend on for guidance... With its accessible writing style, abundant color photographs and final section listing plants suggested for specific conditions and purposes, Armitage's latest work should be considered an essential addition to gardening collections. -- Alice Joyce Booklist 20000301 Essential for those designing perennial borders. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20000323 [Californians] may enjoy several books on perennials just published, including Armitage's Garden Perennials by Allan Armitage. None of these [books] are written with California in mind, but then people who love growing the unlikely probably won't care. -- Robert Smaus Los Angeles Times 20000406 Good information and a lively writing style make this informative book fun to read. -- Judy Glattstein Home Monthly 20000418 Absolutely brimming with excellent full-color photographs. HortIdeas 20000407 Part II is a treat for gardeners who choose their perennials carefully prior to purchasing them... Are you looking for perennials that bloom in the fall? You've got 47 choices in the 'Flowering Season' list. -- Bob Polomski Anderson Independent-Mail 20000407 Armitage's lists of recommendations prove especially effective guidelines for gardeners who want solid tips on how to work with perennials. Midwest Book Review 20000519 The author's prose is exuberant and the color illustrations are superb. -- John van de Water Newark Star-Ledger 20000521 An illustrated guide --- full of opinion --- to garden-worthy perennials from all over the world. -- Verlyn Klinkenborg New York Times Book Review 20000604 While this book is sure to become a fixture on the desk of every professional horticulturist, it is great reading and a recommended reference for novices. -- Robin Siktberg Herb Society of America Newsletter 20000629 What makes Armitage's selections so intriguing are his easy, conversational style and the wealth of photos that accompany the text. -- Marge Howard-Jones California Garden 20000720 Why do so many garden references read more like an old, dry chemistry textbook? Well-known plantsman Allan Armitage has come to the rescue. His new book, Armitage's Garden Perennials is brimming with lively descriptions and unabashed opinions. -- Janet Loughrey Oregonian 20000727 While this book is sure to become a fixture on the desk of every professional horticulturist, it is great reading and a recommended reference for novices. -- Robin Siktberg Herb Society of America Newsletter 20000707 The book is the next best thing to having your own personal garden consultant standing by 24/7. Country Living Gardener 20000808 This book is a beautiful, highly entertaining, and highly informative volume. -- Kathy Fescemyer Life Sciences Library 20000904 His opinions, wit and candid observations add to the written text and prove that he is a gardener to the core... It will make a great gift for you... I guarantee that this reference book will be a well-used part of your gardening library. -- Linda Cobb Spartanburg Herald-Journal 20000926 Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs. East London Organic Gardeners Newletter 20000910 Armitage offers candid, opinionated assessments of the plants, while answering questions about time of flowering, size, ease of growing, as well as precautions. -- Suzanne Hively Cleveland Plain Dealer 20000602 Armitage's Garden Perennials is the most inclusive book on the subject that I have seen ... A wonderful reference book. -- Marty Figley Michigan Observer and Eccentric 20000928 The text is garden writing at its best, I think - lively, personal, informative, entertaining, and opinionated. -- Ethel Fried Garden Notebook 20001120 The text is a delight to read because it reflects the delicious humor and idiosyncratic thoughts of its author. -- Bobbie Schwartz Buckeye 20001129 Strongly pictorial, with nearly 1,500 excellent photographs. -- Sara Williams Gardener for the Prairies 20001130 Armitage is THE perennial guru, and this color encyclopedia is the next best thing to an across-the-coffee-table chat with him on the inside word about anything perennial. -- George Weigel Harrisburg Patriot-News 20001217 I find this volume a necessity to accompany [Armitage's] earlier book, to learn about any perennial you would ever want to grow. -- Russell Studebaker Tulsa World 20001216 You can never have too many perennial reference guides, and this one is beautifully illustrated, with nearly 1,500 photographs. Manitoba Gardener 20000123 This is a jewel of a book that is sure to become a classic. -- Natalie Walsh Schenectady Daily Gazette 20010123 Armitage loves to spin a story. He tells the truth about perennials from his own rich experiences... With his humorous asides, you will quickly recognize a kindred spirit who wants to grow every plant yet confesses that he has killed his fair share, just like the rest of us. -- Barbara Blossom Ashmun Fine Gardening 20010226 Sleek 'pictorial encyclopedia'... A delight is the light-hearted humor that bubbles throughout. -- Carol Bishop Miller Horticulture 20010422 User-friendly and fun to read, yet still vastly knowledgeable. -- Carol Stocker Boston Globe 20010222 Armitage has created another classic... There is not another perennial book that contains more photographs in a single easy-to-use volume. -- Bill Funkhouser Perennial Notes 20000326 Truly refreshing... This is an excellent perennial book. -- Lynn Mcnaughton Waseca County News 20010125 This is a good resource to add to gardening collections and one that is sure to be popular. -- Elaine Ezell American Reference Books Annual 20010424 Not only does Armitage's Garden Perennials, A Color Encyclopedia do a great job of providing ample photos of each plant ... it also provides the kind of information that truly helps you to decide whether to give a plant a try or not. Shade Gardening Gazette 20010507 A wonderful visual resource with 1465 of [Armitage's] stunning photos of all the most interesting and important plants (often several different shots), and overlooked but worthy candidates. The accompanying information is succinct, authoritative, personally experienced, and lively. -- Ann Milovsoroff Pappus 20010621 Last year I mentioned a few reference books that were a 'must' for any serious gardener. One was Armitage's previous perennial book. This color encyclopedia is very different from that work and would make a wonderful addition to any gardener's library. It has 324 pages packed with 1465 good-size color photographs. If you prefer to learn visually, this is the book for you! -- Naomi Buckman Conway Daily Sun 20010713 The book has an easy-to-use format providing immediate access to plant information. One of the truly outstanding features is the abundance of color photos providing instant color identification of a given plant. It offers more photos than I have seen in any book on perennials. -- Richard Poffenbaugh Mansfield News Journal 20011116 Beginning, and even veteran, gardeners are often looking for a little more guidance. Award-winning horticulturist and prolific garden writer Allan Armitage provides that guidance in this selective guide to his favorite garden perennials. Lawrence Looks at Books 20020322 [A] comprehensive, very helpful guide to perennials. -- Connie Krochmal Washington Daily News 20020821 Truly refreshing. -- Lynn McNaughton Waseca County News 20010125 The book's strengths are the quality of its more than 1,400 photographs, all taken by the author, and the exhaustive information on the most interesting, important or overlooked perennial plants. American Nurseryman 20030304 Has beautiful color photos with descriptions. -- Joel M. Lerner Washington Post 20030503 Rich with photographs of both the plants and their garden use. This book can be a really good help to the novice who is looking for combination ideas. -- Georgene Bramlage Suite101.com 20030715 Armitage's Garden Annuals: A Color Encyclopedia by Allan M. Armitage will set you on the right garden path in no time. -- Marge Hols St. Paul Pioneer Press 20040508

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"Armitage's Garden Perennials" is the most comprehensive single-volume photographic resource on perennial plants. It describes and illustrates the choice of perennials in 136 genera from Acanthus to Zauschneria. The book's greatest strengths are the quality of its more than 1400 photographs, all taken by the author, and the exhaustive information on the most interesting, important, or overlooked perennial plants. Based on his own extensive experience - he has gardened in climates as dissimilar as Quebec and Georgia and studied plants on three continents - Armitage makes a discerning selection of the best cultivars, from classics to cutting-edge recent introductions. The text is concise and delightful, like a private tutorial with a master teacher. The reader will have no doubt about which plants the author most admires ('What else do you know that is big, bold, and beautiful and wants to be planted in a bog?') and which fall short ('Variegated coral bells like 'Snowstorm' ought to be trashed. I am constantly told how wonderful they are. I don't listen. To each his own'). The encyclopedia is rounded out by more than a dozen extensive lists of plants suitable for particular situations or uses, including plants for wet places, for drought tolerance, and for fragrance or color. It is a noteworthy addition to Timber Press' acclaimed series of pictorial encyclopedias that includes "Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs" and "Rick Darke's Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes".

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