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The Random House Book of Perennials, Volume 1: Early Perennials
These 2 handbooks--organized by seasonal flowering periods--feature over 3,000 color photos, as well as practical advice on selection, planting and cultivation. Some 5,000 of the world's favorite flowering plants are depicted.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 26th 1991 by Random House
(first published 1991)
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Peonies, primroses, and anemones, oh my! Gorgeous photographs accompany brief summations of many early-blooming perennials in an encyclopedic format. Each featured variety rates a small photograph, but my favorite photos gather many specimens into a full page collage.
Similar to their books on perennials this covers 1900 shrubs described and listed in floweeing order from late winter, through spring and summer to autumn. Basic text descriptions with gorgeous photos to illustrate.
In 1975 Roger Phillips began his life’s major work of photographing and publishing pictures of the World’s garden plants. Using modern photographic techniques, Roger set out to develop an encyclopedic collection of books to show the difference between plants as diverse as mosses, roses and annuals. His first book ‘Wild Flowers of Britain’ was a huge success, selling 400,000 copies in the first yea ...moreMore about Roger Phillips...