Annuals, Perennials & Bulbs for Your Home: Designing, Planting & Maintaining Your Flower Garden

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A beautifully illustrated and photographed book that will serve both the novice and experienced gardener well. The Beginner's Guide to Gardening contains all the basics: garden design; how to select healthy plants; how prepare the soil; garden maintenace, and so much more. In addition there is everything you need to know about growing annuals and perennials; roses; flowering bulbs; herbs; ground covers; trees and shrubs; vegetable gardens; and creating specialty gardens--all in ...
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Overview

A beautifully illustrated and photographed book that will serve both the novice and experienced gardener well. The Beginner's Guide to Gardening contains all the basics: garden design; how to select healthy plants; how prepare the soil; garden maintenace, and so much more. In addition there is everything you need to know about growing annuals and perennials; roses; flowering bulbs; herbs; ground covers; trees and shrubs; vegetable gardens; and creating specialty gardens--all in a concise book
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580115629
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Series: Smart Guide Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 360,336
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Creative Homeowner is a leading and trusted source for the best information, inspiration, and instruction related to the house and home. Over the past 25 years, Creative Homeowner has grown significantly to include titles covering all aspects of decorating and design; home repair and improvement; house plans; gardening and landscaping; and grilling. Creative Homeowner's books and online information are known by consumers for their complete and easy-to-follow instructions, up-to-date information, and extensive use of color photography. Among its best-selling titles are Backyard Homesteading, Ultimate Guide: Wiring, and Ultimate Guide: Home Repair. Creative Homeowner is headquartered in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Ch 1: Design Basics The fundamentals of garden design Ch 2 Getting Started How to select the right plants Ch 3 Garden Care Routine maintenance, plus disease and pest control Ch 4 Annuals & Perennials How to choose them; create a cutting garden from them; prpoagate them Ch 5 Roses The various types of roses; how to landscape with them; pest and disease control Ch 6 Flowering Bulbs Bulbs in the landscape and in containers; bulb gallery Ch 7 Herbs Growing and harvesting herbs; herb gallery Ch 8 Ground Covers Growing ground covers; ground cover gallery Ch 9 Trees & Shrubs Deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs; chossing the right type for your site; planting and pruning pointers Ch 10 Specialty Gardens Gardens that attract birds and butterflies; water gardens Ch 11 Vegetables Choosing a site and creating good soil conditions; laying out the beds; planting and care Glossary Index
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