Joan Severa, the author of Creating a Perennial Garden in the Midwest, shares her personal experiences in creating gardens and growing perennials in the upper north temperate zone. She is a self-taught back yard gardener -- not a horticulturist, plant propagator or ecologist. She shares her "fumbling start" with the reader and goes on to "paint" a beautiful garden through years of experience. Emphasizing basic good gardening techniques, Joan answers such questions as: How do I start a garden? Where do I put it? What do I plant? Why doesn't my garden look nice anymore? Joan demystifies and simplifies gardening with a common sense approach that makes growing perennials accessible to most everyone. A must for every gardener's bookshelf. 184 pages, 10 X 9 in., soft cover.