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Roy Diblik

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Diblik got his start in studying and growing plants with his work at the Natural Garden Nursery in St. Charles, Illinois. He teaches at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Biography: Diblik is noted perennial plant expert, grower, designer, speaker and author. He has been involved with many projects in Chicago including the new Oceanarium at Shedd Aquarium, a garden for the modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Luri Garden at Millennium Park. A member of the Timber Press Speakers Bureau, Diblik is a sought-after speaker and regularly addresses audiences across the country. He is a contributor to ''Illinois Landscape Contractor'', ''Chicagoland Gardening Magazine'' and ''Wisconsin Gardening Magazine''.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Roy Diblik on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Roy Diblik's small perennial gardens :
ISBN: 188763200X OCLC: 234317822

American Nurseryman Pub. Co., Chicago, IL : ©2008.

The know maintenance perennial garden
ISBN: 9781604693348 OCLC: 840477956

Timber Press, Portland, Or. : 2014.

We've all seen gorgeous perennial gardens packed with color, texture, and multi-season interest. Designed by a professional and maintained by a crew, they are aspirational bits of beauty too difficult to attempt at home. Or are they? The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden makes a design-magazine-worthy garden achievable at home. The new, simplified approach is made up of hardy, beautiful plants grown on a 10x14 foot grid. Each of the 62 garden plans combines complementary plants that thrive together and grow as a community. They are designed to make maintenance a snap. In fact, the entire garden is mowed down at the end of the season! The garden plans can be followed explicitly or adjusted to meet individual needs; size can be altered by treating the grid-like design as a modular building block that can be halved, doubled, or tripled as needed. This complete garden system makes a gorgeous perennial garden available to everyone, no matter their skill or the size of their space.