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Perennials are the types of plants that bloom every year, and because they know what to expect in terms of color, blooms, and textures, many gardeners use them to provide a basic structure to their gardens, borders, and the overall landscape. Home Gardener's Perennials & Bulbs provides essential information on designing gardens, improving the soil, planting, fertilizing, and maintaining perennials and bulbs. The book offers information on buying plants, starting plants from seed, and transplanting. Hundreds of step-by-step color photographs illustrate basic gardening techniques. This guide to creating beautiful gardens with eye-catching perennials also offers tips for saving time and money, along with useful advice on dealing with common garden pests and diseases.