Perennials can make a stunning statement in your yard, if you know how to combine and arrange them. In The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer, Stephanie Cohen and Nancy Ondra offer expert advice on how to create gorgeous gardens using these beloved plants. They explain how to choose perennials that suit your site, and combine well with each other, by paying attention to color, shape, size, and texture. They also offer down-to-earth design solutions for 20 specific types of gardens, including a low-maintenance garden, a more complex container garden, a formal border, and a cottage garden. Whether you are breaking ground for a new garden, or revitalizing an existing bed, The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer can help you achieve great results, year after year.