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Down-to-Earth Gardener: Let Nature Guide You to Success in Your Garden

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Award-winning garden writer Suzy Bales shares her sage advice, culled from 30 years of experience, on how to create your own garden wonderland

Suzy Bales not only gardens with the greenest of thumbs, but she imparts her gardening wisdom with a friendly, storytelling voice that is both charming and informative. Millions have delighted in her gardening columns for Family Circle, Horticulture, The New York Times, and other publications, as well as her garden spots on Good Morning ...

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Overview

Award-winning garden writer Suzy Bales shares her sage advice, culled from 30 years of experience, on how to create your own garden wonderland

Suzy Bales not only gardens with the greenest of thumbs, but she imparts her gardening wisdom with a friendly, storytelling voice that is both charming and informative. Millions have delighted in her gardening columns for Family Circle, Horticulture, The New York Times, and other publications, as well as her garden spots on Good Morning America. In Suzy Bales' Down-to-Earth Gardener, she invites readers on a tour of her spectacular Long Island garden, sharing her triumphs and defeats and dispensing her invaluable advice along the way.

Laid out as a stunning visual tour-from the woodland walk around the formal rose garden to the flagstone courtyard and to the kitchen garden-the more than 150 full-color pictures beautifully illustrate the lessons Suzy imparts in the text.

Packed with the "down-to-earth" gardening secrets of the woman who has won two Quill & Trowel awards from the Garden Writers Association of America, as well as been named Garden Writer of the Year from the American Horticultural Society, this is inspirational reading for any gardener.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875968940
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzy Bales is the author of 11 books including Garden Parties and A Garden of Fragrance. She is a contributing editor at Family Circle, Horticulture, Easy Gardening, and Homestyle and a regular contributor to the New York Times gardening column. Her numerous television appearances include hosting garden spots on Good Morning America. She divides her time between Manhattan and Oyster Bay, New York.

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Table of Contents

A Down-to-Earth Approach to Gardening viii
The essentials
The delights of weeding 3
Self-seeders 11
Putting the garden to bed, or just letting it doze off
The gardens 25
The kitchen garden 33
The woodland walk 55
The formal flower garden 97
The formal rose garden 119
The flagstone courtyard 135
The lilac and peony walk 145
The shrinking lawn 155
Gardening up 169
In Conclusion 190
To All My Friends 194
Bibliography 196
Index 197
Bales Family Home and Garden 206
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2009

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    If you love gardening read this book!

    Great information presented in an easy to understand manner. Bales doesn't follow the rules and makes you feel that you don't have to either. A must read for beginner to expert!

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