The 400 Best Garden Plants: An Encyclopedia for the Beginning Gardener

The 400 Best Garden Plants: An Encyclopedia for the Beginning Gardener

by Elvin McDonald
     
 

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This beautifully illustrated encyclopedia provides the benefits of four books in one, highlighting four hundred different plants in these four categories: annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, and bulbs. Instead of concentrating on hard-to-grow flora that can require extensive upkeep, Elvin McDonald helps readers avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes by featuring…  See more details below

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This beautifully illustrated encyclopedia provides the benefits of four books in one, highlighting four hundred different plants in these four categories: annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, and bulbs. Instead of concentrating on hard-to-grow flora that can require extensive upkeep, Elvin McDonald helps readers avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes by featuring varieties able to thrive with a minimum of attention. The individual listing for each plant gives a thorough description and instructions for its care - how and when to plant and propagate; light, soil and fertilizer needs; pruning requirements; and the like. The lush full-color photos make identification easy, and the introductions to each category give important general guidelines. Versatile and encouraging, The 400 Best Garden Plants also addresses common problems and offers solutions, gives tips on the right match between plant and garden space, suggests how best to use plants in the home, and much more. Elvin McDonald shares his years of experience throughout but proves that you don't have to be an expert to start and nurture a bountiful garden that will bring years of beauty.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679439431
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/03/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.91(w) x 11.31(h) x 1.56(d)

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