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Lois Hole's Perennial Favorites Paperback – Mar 31 1995


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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing; Revised edition (March 31 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551050765
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551050768
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 14.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on Jan. 19 2001
Format: Paperback
I have most of Lois Hole's books being from Canada myself, and her perennial and tree and shrub books were the first "real" gardening books I bought. When I jumped headfirst into perennial gardening about 5 years ago, I bought this book because of its straightforward approach. It doesn't overburden the beginner with highly technical information, but presents useful facts about a great variety of perennials. Small columns about height, colour and varieties, when and how to divide, how to grow and how to propagate each perennial are accompanied by close-up colour photographs. The latin name and/or other common names appear in smaller text at the top of each entry. Although I have now graduated to the technical, encyclopaedia type of reference books, Lois Hole's book will remain a treasured (and still often used) member of my perennial gardening library.
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Midwest perennial gardener here! This is the easiest, most helpful gardening book I own for choosing a new perennial or figuring out what's going wrong with an older one. All the pictures are in color and show the plants in clear close-up shots and as they look when planted. The Latin names are where they should be-off to the side, and Ms. Hole recommends the best variety and explains why it's the best. She also lists the other varieties available to clear up confusion, gives thorough planting steps, includes the length of time the plant will take to mature (read "look good in your garden"), and a host of other tips. These are all beautifully written on a two-three page spread for each plant! Add chapters on planning a garden, choosing the plants, preparing soils, trying different types of perennial gardens, throw in a host of well laid-out "quick" lists, and you have a very useful guide. Handy, easy, and confidence-building for the beginner or the intermediate gardener! Recommended absolutely!
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By WENDY on May 9 2003
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I have both Lois Holes "Perennial Favorites" and "Practical Advice and the Science Behind it" and have found both books to be extremely helpful, since I live in Saskatchewan. I carry "Perennial Favorites" with me when I am shopping for perennials! It is extremely helpful to me as I am a first-time gardener. They are easy to read, have fabulous pictures of what the plants actually look like, and have very detailed care information. I will continue to purchase her books! Thank you Lois Hole for some sound advice on Saskatchean gardening!
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By WENDY on May 9 2003
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I have both Lois Holes "Perennial Favorites" and "Practical Advice and the Science Behind it" and have found both books to be extremely helpful, since I live in Saskatchewan. I carry "perennial Favorites" with me when I am shopping for perennials! It is extremely helpful to me as I am a forst-time gardener. They are easy to read,have fabulous pictures of what the plants actually look like, and have very detailed care information. I will continue to purchase her books! Thank you Lois Hole for some sound advice on Saskatchean gardening!
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This is one of a series of Lois Hole books on gardening. Based in Alberta, Lois sifts through years of experience to provide a very concise guide to the most popular and easily grown plants for northern climates. Excellent photos, tips on planting,cultivating and arranging plants in the garden. This book would be useful to all Canadian gardeners as well as those who live in the northern states. Much easier to use than those encyclopedic volumes which include plants which only grow in southern zones.
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By A Customer on May 19 1999
Format: Paperback
Lois Hole provides northern gardeners with a colorful and easy to use reference quide for selecting and identifying perennial favorites. Lois writes in a personal, chatty style that gives readers a sense of her as a person as well as the depth of her gardening knowledge. Her family's greenhouses in St. Albert, Alberta are an oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life and a testament to their knowledge and love of gardening which comes across in all her books. Highly recommended.
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By Raylene Boesch on Sept. 27 2013
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Once again Lois Hole...nails it on the head!! This book is easy to read, reference back and forth and plant with her Tree and Shrub book. I took this book out from the library and had to order it as I could not imagen planning my garden with out it!! I have sticky notes all over it....Must buy. Cought used as well and could not have received it in better condition.. You will not be disappointed.
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This is my favorite perennial book. I have worn this one out. I use it like a bible and refer back to it often. Lois Hole is extremely thorough and her information is correct and her book extremely useful!

This book is especially useful if you live in Western Canada or Northwestern USA.
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