What started out to be a handy marketing tool for Heritage Perennials with a desire to produce a good pictorial guide to perennials, has quickly become a valuable perennial reference thanks to Valleau. His determination to include accurate perennial plant details combined with the numerous (but small) photographs has made this a mainstay for anyone wanting to learn about new plants, those who have to choose the right plant for the location, and gardeners who want to identify a mystery plants. And if you are wanting a new hosta for the garden - prepare to spend several hours pouring over the many excellent selections in this book.
Now covering more than 1500 perennial varieties, the Perennial Gardening Guide is extremely useful for finding the perfect plant for any situation. Concise and easy to use, this book provides at-a-glance details for the tried and true or newer perennials, grasses, or ferns found in many garden centers.