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Bloom's Best Perennials and Grasses

Expert Plant Choices and Dramatic Combinations for Year-Round Gardens

Adrian Bloom


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A thoroughly informative reference for gardeners of all abilities

With so many different perennials and grasses available, how can you know if you’re making the right choice? In Bloom’s Best Perennials and Grasses, Adrian Bloom distills his years of experience as a nurseryman and gardener to offer 250 reliable choices that are beautiful and easy to maintain in a year-round garden.

Detailed descriptions feature information on growth, care, and design tips for use in gardens of all sizes. Bloom explains how to design and plant well-structured borders that feature perennials and grasses with a mix of other plants. He also shares his trademark “river of plants” design style that dramatically features the beauty of a plant throughout its life cycle.

Praise For Bloom's Best Perennials and Grasses: Expert Plant Choices and Dramatic Combinations for Year-Round Gardens

“Adrian Bloom’s enchanting Foggy Bottom garden provides brilliant backdrops for this encyclopedic guide to favored flowers and corduroy-leaved perennials, contrasted by finely textured, billowy grasses.” —Booklist

“[Bloom is a] strong and lucid advocate for gardening with perennials. . . . This is a very good and useful book.” —American Reference Books Annual

“A lavishly illustrated tome that gives instructions on how to design and plant well-structured borders that feature perennials and grasses—Bloom’s hallmark—with a mix of other plants meant to play supporting roles.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A book for unapologetic flower lovers, people who want lush green and bursts of color in their yards year-round.” —New Orleans Times-Picayune

“For any flower gardener interested in growing perennial plants, Bloom’s Best Perennials and Grasses will provide plant lovers with fact-based inspiration, whether it is needed for large landscapes, small planting beds or container gardens.” —Suite 101

Timber Press, 9780881929317, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2010

About the Author

Adrian Bloom is a nurseryman, gardener and writer, and president of the famous Blooms of Bressingham nursery in Norfolk, England. In addition to being a knowledgeable nurseryman, Bloom also writes, photographs, and lectures about perennials, grasses, shrubs, and conifers. He has presented TV shows including Gardeners' World and The Victory Garden. In 1995 he was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society, and in 2002 he received the George Robert White Medal of Honor from the Massachussetts Horticulture Society. Bloom travels and lectures widely in the US and Europe.