Garden Books – Perennial Favourites

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Garden book reviews has been a monthly event for a couple of years and unfortunately this is the last one that will be hosted by Roses and Other Gardening Joys.  It has been fun checking out the different garden books.

The book I’m sharing this month is Perennial Favourites by Lois Hole, a Canadian who lived in Alberta.  She published many books in the Favourites series … tomatoes, vegetable, roses, bedding plants and more.

My copy of this book is well thumbed, especially during the winter months when it is time to dream of gardens and plants and blooms.

favourite perennials

The beginning of the book is devoted to hints, tips, suggestions, plans and ideas for establishing and caring for your perennial gardens.

The remainder of the book is all about the perennials.  You can look up your favourites or browse through and find new favourites.  The photos usually show the plant actually growing in a garden so you know what it will look like when established. Dimensions of the plant, growing instructions, when to plant and transplant, seed info, recommended varieties and more.  The appendix sorts the plants by colours, size, and bloom time.

For bookmarks I’m using some nice floral fabric that was the covering on some gardener’s hand soap that was a gift from a friend.  I’ve also got a couple of other pieces of fabric from other home made soaps … lovely reminders of gifts that were truly appreciated.

gardening bookmark

Today and over the weekend will be a good time to get the gardening books of my shelves as we are getting a big storm system move through … snow, ice pellets, rain, ice rain and more snow.  That is perfect weather to dream gardening.

Here you can see some more books that I’ve read and posted about.  They aren’t all gardening as I’ve only participated in this link party for a few months.

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