Country Living Gardener Tips, Tasks & Timetables for a Beautiful Garden

Country Living Gardener Tips, Tasks & Timetables for a Beautiful Garden

by Penelope O'Sullivan
     
 

“In this pretty gardening guide...designer O’Sullivan shows aspiring greenthumbs how to take care of their gardens all year around....Month by month, she divides tasks into categories...and offers quick but sufficient directions for each job. Helpful suggestions abound ...O’Sullivan’s tone is warm and encouraging. Beautifully illustrated with… See more details below

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“In this pretty gardening guide...designer O’Sullivan shows aspiring greenthumbs how to take care of their gardens all year around....Month by month, she divides tasks into categories...and offers quick but sufficient directions for each job. Helpful suggestions abound ...O’Sullivan’s tone is warm and encouraging. Beautifully illustrated with color photos and 18th century botanical illustrations, this book makes a helpful resource list and a fine gift.”—Publishers Weekly.

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Publishers Weekly
In this pretty gardening guide, garden designer O'Sullivan shows aspiring greenthumbs how to take care of their gardens all year around, from planning improvements and ordering catalogues in January, to composting weeds in June, harvesting lima beans in August, transplanting shrubs in October and applying winter mulches in December. Month by month, she divides tasks into categories (The Whole Garden; Trees and Shrubs; Flowers and Grasses; and Fruits and Vegetables) and offers quick but sufficient directions for each job. Helpful suggestions abound (e.g., mix a variety of plants in a container to create a "micro-garden" for your terrace; start some flowers from seed to build your gardening confidence; grow plants that butterflies love to have a "butterfly garden"), and O'Sullivan's tone is warm and encouraging. Beautifully illustrated with color photos and 18th century botanical illustrations, this book makes a helpful resource list and a fine gift. (Apr.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588162465
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Country Living Gardener Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.65(d)

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