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A highly illustrated, plant-by-numbers guide to planning and planting your ideal garden

Whether you're planning your first garden or want to try something new without all the trial and error, Beds and Borders provides easy, step-by-step, illustrated plans for more than ninety garden projects.

Each project comes complete with an inspirational color photo and an overhead-plan-view planting plan with a planting grid to show correct spacing and ...

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Overview

A highly illustrated, plant-by-numbers guide to planning and planting your ideal garden

Whether you're planning your first garden or want to try something new without all the trial and error, Beds and Borders provides easy, step-by-step, illustrated plans for more than ninety garden projects.

Each project comes complete with an inspirational color photo and an overhead-plan-view planting plan with a planting grid to show correct spacing and plant size. A plant list accompanies each project and doubles as a shopping list, making it simple and easy to gather all your supplies and plants in one quick trip to your local garden supply store.

  • Features more than ninety garden projects and more than 300 photos and illustrations
  • Includes simple, well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions
  • Provides informative tips and hints, including descriptions of the best plants for specific circumstances, regional notes for ways to adapt gardens for various regions across the country, and frugal gardening suggestions.
  • Offers problem-solution features that detail regional notes to explain the best plants for particular regions and garden plans for difficult-to-landscape features like slopes and shade

For first-timers and green thumbs alike, Beds and Borders offers something for every gardener.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470540275
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Gardening Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 491,475
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

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Table of Contents

GARDENING SKILLS TO GET YOU STARTED.

CHAPTER ONE The Easiest Beds & Borders.

CHAPTER TWO Cool Containers.

CHAPTER THREE Site Solutions.

CHAPTER FOUR Creative Color Combos.

CHAPTER FIVE Roses, Roses, Roses.

CHAPTER SIX Cottage Gardens.

CHAPTER SEVEN Elegantly Formal.

CHAPTER EIGHT Making a Grand Entrance.

CHAPTER NINE Artful & Edible.

CHAPTER TEN For Everything There Is a Season.

CHAPTER ELEVEN Welcome Wildlife!

ZONE MAP.

INDEX.

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