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The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden: A Blueprint for Continuous Color
Make your garden bloom with spectacular color throughout the entire season. Lee Schneller’s simple, no-fail formula teaches you how to select flowers and create a blueprint for a garden that will remain vibrant from early spring through the last days of autumn. With strategies and tips for gardens of all sizes and soil types, and a stunning photograph-filled catalog of 220 ...more
Paperback, 217 pages
Published March 11th 2009 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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I love the organization of this book. I'd like to see the chart portion made into a 3 dimensional computer program so after I plan the flower bed I can go in and see what it will look like to help eliminate the 2 dimensional to real world transition. Regardless, it's a great resource to planning the flower bed for small, medium and tall plants to be blooming all through the season. It's one of the first books I've seen do a good job of putting the plants information all together (including the b ...more
I grabbed this off the shelf at the library and have loved it. I am trying to rework my back fence flower bed into an everblooming perennial one and this is the best book I have ever seen for that purpose. It maps out the steps to planning etc. The author is in Maine, which has the same general temperature swings that we do in Utah. I am tired of all the flower books coming out of California! I finally just ordered this from Amazon. Love it!
I really didn't read the whole thing but I liked the parts I read. Good info for getting different flowers to get color from spring clear to fall. There is also a section about colors so you don't get completely clashing color schemes (I would probably do that because I buy what I like when I see it).