Table of contents for Perennials : designing, choosing, and maintaining easy-care plantings / by Sally Roth and Jane Courtier.

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Table of Contents
Introduction 8
Part 1: The Perennial Garden 10
Chapter 1: Designing with Perrenials 12
Planning Your Garden 14
What Is a Perennial? 16
Beds and Borders 18
Herbaceous Borders 20
Island Beds 22
Mixed Borders 24
Background for Borders 26
Height, Shape, and Texture 30
Using Color 34
Foliage Effects 40
Special Features 42
Plants for Fragrance and Wildlife 44
Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Plants 46
Selecting Plants for Your Garden 48
Plants for Dry Soil or Alkaline Soil 50
Plants for Clay Soil and Shade 52
Hot and Sunny Sites 56
Seaside Gardens 58
Perennials in Containers 59
A Springtime Border 60
A Peak Summer Border 64
An End-of-season Border 68
Chapter 3: Plant Care 72
Getting Started 74
Understanding Soil 76
Obtaining Plants 78
Planting Perennials 80
Caring for Your New Plants 82
Watering and Feeding 86
Winning the Weed Battle 90
A Low-maintenance Garden 92
Staking and Supporting Your Plants 94
Pests and Diseases 96
Propagation Your Plants 98
Taking Cuttings 100
Dividing Plants 102
Thinning, Pinching, and Deadheading 104
Winter Care 106
Part 2: A?Z of Perennials 108
Resources Guide 248
Index 250
Acknowledgments and Picture Credits 256

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