American Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques
  • American Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques
  • American Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques
  • American Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques
  • American Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques
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American Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques

by American Horticultural Society
     
 

A flagship practical book of step-by-step gardening techniques from the AHS that shows up-to-date skills to a new generation of gardeners.

The AHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques is the new definitive guide to explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the American Horticultural

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A flagship practical book of step-by-step gardening techniques from the AHS that shows up-to-date skills to a new generation of gardeners.

The AHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques is the new definitive guide to explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the American Horticultural Society, a leading gardening authority.

All techniques are shown clearly and simply with step-by-step instructions for every gardener to follow. Contains more than 2000 clear and concise color illustrations supported by over 1000 beautiful color photos. Includes steps for planning, pruning, propagating, feeding and watering. Covers all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Shows how to create water features and patios, and add lighting. Includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. There are also chapters on container gardening, gardening under glass, garden tools and equipment, and everyday garden maintenance as well as on landscaping and construction work. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners

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Garden books come and go each year, but the American Horticultural Society's "New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques" (Mitchell Beazley, $45) is essential to any gardener, newbie and green-thumbed alike.

Weighing in at more than 4 1/2 pounds, this indispensable work is the latest book from the national gardening association (ahs.org) that dates to 1922. The book offers more than 2,000 illustrations and 200 color photos covering everything from the nuts and bolts of soil makeup and digging techniques to weed control, compost piles, containers, growing edibles, water gardening and garden design. What sets it apart, however, is its focus on earth-friendly, organic gardening practices.

Although it's geared to all regions of the country — you'll find citrus trees discussed, for instance — this hefty reference book is intended as a general resource on a multitude of gardening topics, one that will whet your appetite for more as you delve into it this winter.—Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Garden books come and go each year, but the American Horticultural Society's "New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques" (Mitchell Beazley, $45) is essential to any gardener, newbie and green-thumbed alike.

Weighing in at more than 4 1/2 pounds, this indispensable work is the latest book from the national gardening association (ahs.org) that dates to 1922. The book offers more than 2,000 illustrations and 200 color photos covering everything from the nuts and bolts of soil makeup and digging techniques to weed control, compost piles, containers, growing edibles, water gardening and garden design. What sets it apart, however, is its focus on earth-friendly, organic gardening practices.

Although it's geared to all regions of the country -- you'll find citrus trees discussed, for instance -- this hefty reference book is intended as a general resource on a multitude of gardening topics, one that will whet your appetite for more as you delve into it this winter.

Dominique Browning
This is a book to turn to over a lifetime of garden misadventures…Instructions are exemplary throughout; the illustrations have the charm of a children's book…This is a book for expert and beginner alike. And, let's face it, every spring, like it or not, we are all beginners, all over again.
—The New York Times

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845334840
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.24(h) x 1.68(d)

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