Perennials Short and Tall

Perennials Short and Tall

A Seasonal Progression of Flowers for Your Garden
Distribution: World
Publication date: 03/26/2008
ISBN: 978-0-253-02059-8
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Designed for accessibility, this book offers tried-and-true advice on how to keep a yard in bloom. Presented in the sequence in which they bloom, with a chapter devoted to each of the three major growing seasons, 25 varieties of flowers are profiled with accompanying color illustrations. Additionally, Moya L. Andrews provides information about such basic topics as bed preparation, planting locations, weed control, and landscape principles. Andrews also offers practical tips on propagating, transplanting, and dividing perennials, as well as aesthetic considerations such as the use of color outdoors and flower arranging with cut blossoms. Suggestions for flower arrangement and producing indoor blooms in the winter months are also included.

Author Bio

Moya L. Andrews is Dean of the Faculties Emerita at Indiana University. A Master Gardener and author of numerous books, Andrews hosts "Focus on Flowers," a weekly radio show on WFIU, an NPR-affiliate, and writes gardening articles for Bloom Magazine. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Gillian Harris is a natural science illustrator. She is an Indiana Master Naturalist and recently served as president of the South-Central chapter of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS). She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.


“Beginning and novice gardeners will find this book invaluable as they plan their gardens. With a colorful palette of well known, dependable plants listed in bloom order, Moya Andrews explains how to select, cultivate, site, and combine these tried-and-true flowering friends.”
 — Carolyn Harstad, author of Go Native! and Got Shade?

“The text descriptions for each of the flowers mentioned, and illustrations of most of the flowers by bloom sequence through the seasons, fills a vacancy in the gardening book market.”
 — Ezra Haggard, author of Trees, Shrubs, and Roses for Midwest Gardens

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. An Inviting Garden
2. Work in Progress
3. Flowers across Three Seasons
4. Displaying Flowers
5. Spring
6. Summer
7. Autumn


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