Gardening All In One For Dummies

Author: The National Gardening Association
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118053168
Size: 56.66 MB
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"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." --Sir Francis Bacon National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening All-in-One For Dummies comes in. Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don’t worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on: Basic gardening skills—from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate Choose, grow and maintain annuals From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips—coaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying nature’s bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering: Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to experience the “purest of human pleasures” in your own backyard.

Perennial All Stars

Author: Jeff Cox
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968896
Size: 62.78 MB
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Showcases one hundred fifty perennials of proven performance sure to live up to their catalog descriptions and offers advice on selection and cultivation

Perennials

Author: Fine Gardening
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561580545
Size: 63.45 MB
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Gathers articles previously published in Fine Gardening magazine describing the care and optimal growing conditions for a variety of perennial plants, including lilies, asters, peonies, and veronicas

Paxton S Magazine Of Botany And Register Of Flowering Plants

Author: Sir Joseph Paxton
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Periodical devoted to the illustration in colour of new and uncommon plants grown in British gardens; although primarily horticultural in appeal, it contains the first descriptions of many new species.

Sunset House Plants

Author: A. Cort Sinnes
Publisher: Sunset Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780376033376
Size: 35.16 MB
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Information on the cultivation and display of house plants accompanies a plant selection guide