This book captures the passionate enchantment of exotic perennials and annuals, with telling descriptions allied with practical horticultural information. Included are plants for almost year round interest. Some take to the arena during the cooler spring, while others join in the play throughout the warmer late spring and sultry summer months, lighting the stage with a vivacious palette of colour and billows of voluptuous scent. Though the effects of many are fleeting, a garden without their transitory presence would be unimaginable. Annuals are making a revival as gardeners come to realize their variety of colour, form, versatility and unmistakable charm, while perennials admirably reward the gardener with a source of plant material with which to experiment with various planting schemes and colour fusion each season. Explore the textures, colours and entertaining effects of colour schemes that can be achieved with the irrepressible allure of perennials and annuals. Here are the plants to bring back the butterflies and bees.