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Description - When Perennials Bloom by Tomasz Anisko

Large plantings of perennial flowers can cost tens of thousands of dollars in large gardens or public parks. Even smaller-scale designers and landscapers can't afford to guess wrong when setting up flower beds that have to look their best on cue. This is the only book available to provide an authoritative, deeply researched guide to flowering time for more than 450 perennial flowers. No designer, landscaper, or public garden can afford to be without it. "When Perennials Bloom" is based on groundbreaking research on the exact bloom time of particular flowers from around the world - from Moscow to Missouri. Organized alphabetically by flower and including detailed charts and graphs, this book presents a system to predict the groupings of flowers that will reliably bloom at the same time.Introductory chapters explain the seasonal development of various perennial plants, the response of plants to weather conditions, and basic concepts of phenology - the timing of natural phenomena. Detailed descriptions illustrated with stunning photographs, recommendations for garden use, analysis of bloom times, and graphs showing month-by-month bloom time round out this comprehensive title. Whether you're a home gardener who wants to plan an effective perennial border or a nursery, design, or landscape professional whose career survival depends on a plant's peak display, you will find this carefully compiled book to be an indispensable tool.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780881928877
ISBN-10: 0881928879
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 216mm x 41mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Timber Press
Publisher: Timber Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tomasz Anisko

Tomasz AniA ko is curator of plants at the internationally renowned Longwood Gardens. A Polish native, he received his master's degree in horticulture from the August Cieszkowski Agricultural University in PoznaA , Poland, and then journeyed westward to the University of Georgia in Athens, where he earned his doctorate in horticulture. After a sabbatical at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley and an internship at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Tomasz dedicated his career to public horticulture. He now occupies himself with more than 11,000 different types of plants on over 1,000 acres at Longwood Gardens, and has collected plants on 17 expeditions across the world. Tomasz has published over 80 articles in English and Polish periodicals including Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Physiologia Plantarum, HortScience, The Green Scene, Erica Polonica (where he serves as associate editor), Kwiaty, and Ogrody. His scientific interests range from plant propagation to stress physiology.

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