The Plant Lover's Guide to Hardy Geraniums (The Plant Lover’s Guides) (Hardcover)

By Robin Parer

Timber Press, 9781604694185, 260pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2016

List Price: 24.95*
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Hardy geraniums are a staple in the garden and are among the best-loved and most widely grown plants. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Hardy Geraniums, by nursery owner Robin Parer, highlights 140 of the best species and cultivars. Featuring information on growth, care, and design, along with suggested companion plants and hundreds of gorgeous color photographs, it covers everything a home gardener needs to introduce these delightful plants into their garden.

About the Author

Robin Parer is the owner of Geraniaceae, a small mail-order nursery in Marin County, California that specializes in geraniums. Well known as one of the founders of the Bay Area Horticultural Society, Parer is a frequent lecturer and has been featured by. Learn more at

Praise For The Plant Lover's Guide to Hardy Geraniums (The Plant Lover’s Guides)

“Packed with expert advice on cultivating hardy geraniums, this detailed study is accessible while being truly comprehensive.” —Marie Claire Maison

“A useful reference for both beginners and enthusiasts, and the photography will appeal to all.” —The Garden Magazine

“Robin Parer, a Californian nurserywoman who specialises in hardy geraniums, separates out  those suited to the rock garden, to shade and for border use. Each picture is accompanied by information, such as hardiness zone, the size, light requirements, propagation and its uses in garden design. . . . Parer has done an excellent job here.” —Gardens Illustrated best book of the year

“Whether you’re looking for a groundcover, a shade-lover, a rock-garden specimen, or a border beauty, you’ll find it here, along with expert advice on cultivation, design, and propagation.” —Michigan Gardener