Gardening can be easy, successful and enjoyable with this gardening guide at your fingertips. Featuring 434 perennials grouped in 95 entries, this book includes planting tips, blooming periods, light, water and nutrient needs, and information on choosing plants for specific sites and conditions. Beautifully illustrated with 537 color photographs, this guide also includes a comprehensive plant information chart. The authors share their common sense and practical wisdom to help meet the unique challenges on the climate and soil conditions of the Northwest.Co-author Marianne Binetti is a well-known gardening personality who lives and works near Seattle. She has written several books and hosts her own TV show.