Garden Planting Guide - Cultural Almanac
by Cheryl Cator Smyers, M.S.
South Creek Nursery of Palmyra, New York
plus $8.99 shipping and handling
NEW BOOK, is a comprehensive listing of 1,250-plus perennials including
tissue culture introductions grown and enjoyed throughout the United States and
Canada with complete in-depth descriptions.
descriptions include hardiness, zone, height, spacing, color reference, flower and foliage
specifications, flowering time and duration, soil recommendations, plant type, lighting
requirements, and placement in over 60 suggested theme
gardens. Also included are perennial plant terms, pronunciation, garden
terms, reference listing, and a four color Pictorial bookmark.
With so many gardening references, coffee table style books
available, I became frustrated like so many others looking from here to there for
information about certain perennials. One resource may have a generic paragraph, another a
shortened account, or no real mention on the perennial I needed. Aquilegias come in so
many seedling varieties, all unique, with no real literature available except what might
be found in seed catalogs. And they change from one year to the next. So I compiled the
Almanac from all of my best resources, and my experience at raising these hot items into
an Ideal Handy Quick Reference Guide that lumps all the pertinent information into
one, easy portable dictionary. The Almanac is 6" x 9", paperback with
short, concise blocks of data about each perennial. Not long, extensive paragraphs, but
quick access to the information desired.
comprehensive reference guide is perfect for the home gardener, commercial grower,
landscape architect, professional landscaper, horticultural educator or student, or garden
center retailer who needs immediate cultural information, quickly and
accurately. The book is designed to compliment
the limited information found on most perennial picture tags!
horticultural background is necessary to source out or find the desired information on a
favorite or exciting perennial and the recommended theme gardens.
Quick Answers to Common Questions
features an easy, alphabetical listing by common name and botanical name.
The Almanac covers most trendy, common, and uncommon perennials available in garden
centers and plant and seed catalogs in the USA & Canada.
It is designed to clarify common perennial questions, such as
will it grow around my deck or patio. If it isn't mentioned exactly, it's cousin is, and
you are sent into a closer orbit of similar information.
makes an ideal trend list, grower's guide,
back pocket landscaper's tool. It bridges the gap between what
entices the perennial garden enthusiast and their pursuit within the garden market for the
new, the different, or the unusual.
Reviewed as "Two Green Thumbs Up",
by Doc & Katie Abraham of the Green Thumb Show, The American Nurseryman Association
Magazine, Canada Horticulturist, Hobby Greenhouse Magazine, NM Pro Magazine, Horticulture
Science Magazine, and the NYS Nurseryman's Fall Issue, it has been featured at the 1997
Mid-Atlantic Show, The New England Spring Garden Show, Rochester 1997 Garden-escape, 1997
Ohio Short Course, as well as on Garden.com and the Grow
Zone Web pages. The Perennial
Almanac is a unique reference guide written from one experienced gardener to another
- Single Copies are available from
South Creek Nursery for $19.95 (US), plus applicable sales tax and shipping.
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quantites of 12 to 50 copies.
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