Herbaceous Perennials is one of the new titles in a series of gardening books from David and Charles working in partnership with Hillier, Britain's most respected plantsmen. Herbaceous perennials can form a backbone for any flower garden, no matter what its size or setting. They have been cherished by gardeners for generation after generation, and there are huge numbers to choose from. Often, the most striking and beautiful plants in the garden will be herbaceous perennials. They provide colour, form and texture for much of the year and can be used to great effect in a wide variety of gardens and planting schemes. The look of your planting scheme will change as each season progresses, depending not only on what is in flower but also on the plants' stage of growth. An effective planting is a continuously changing picture, with enough variety throughout the seasons to maintain interest. Herbaceous Perennials emphasises the practicalities of using these essential plants, and the advice and direction given cannot fail to inspire.