cloth, 96 p., $19.95
Glorious photographs allow us in this book to view 10 of the author's favorite perennials in bud, flower, foliage and seed head, up close and personal. Included are Crimson Star columbine, cardoon, bronze fennel, sea holly, hellebores, purple coneflower, peony, pasque flower, Brunette snakeroot and Desdemona ligularia.
Clare Foster selected each plant for its unique qualities, and Carol Sharp's brilliant photographs give pictorial delight to this book. Each perennial is accompanied by a brief history and guide to its cultivation and propagation. Pest and disease problems are mentioned, and suitable companion plants are suggested.
Superb photography and easy reading make this book perfect as a gift or tabletop book for guests to enjoy.
— Elaine M. Juhl, Master Gardener and Volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden