Tells about choosing, visualizing, growing, and caring for perennials - the best group of plants for bringing year-round colour, scent, shape, and texture to your garden. Perennials can not only form a key part of a garden's structure but are dynamic and colourful plants whose forms and textures, if combined creatively, can be used to alter moods and influence the way we respond to and use a garden. The first section of the book shows how to create garden schemes with perennials. The second section looks at the best perennials for year-round colour and planting effect. The third section considers how to use perennials in different styles of garden, including shady, hot, formal, minimalist, and water. A list of perennials for special purposes, and an A-Z directory complete the book. Practical tips on all the perennials included in the earlier chapters.