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The Gardener's Year: The Ultimate Month-by-Month Gardening Handbook
     

The Gardener's Year: The Ultimate Month-by-Month Gardening Handbook

by Alan Titchmarsh, Jonathan Buckley (Photographer)
 

The Gardener’s Year is not about quick fixes or design makeovers, but simply about knowing what you should be doing in your garden, when, and why. Month-by-month, Alan Titchmarsh tells you how to keep your garden looking its best, with sections on lawns, trees, shrubs and climbers, flowers, patios and containers, vegetables and herbs,

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The Gardener’s Year is not about quick fixes or design makeovers, but simply about knowing what you should be doing in your garden, when, and why. Month-by-month, Alan Titchmarsh tells you how to keep your garden looking its best, with sections on lawns, trees, shrubs and climbers, flowers, patios and containers, vegetables and herbs, fruit, greenhouses, and water gardens. Designed for easy reference, the book will answer all your questions, from what seeds you can plant in your vegetable plot in May to how to keep your hanging baskets stunning in September. Features include detailed plant directories, at-a-glance checklists of monthly tasks, creative projects, and 600 color photos and step-by-step diagrams.

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Alan Titchmarsh—author of more than 30 gardening books and team leader of the immensely popular BBC television show, Ground Force—presents a definitive guide to gardening throughout the year, featuring 600 color photos and illustrations.

Library Journal
These two calendar-themed books, written by experienced and much-honored U.K. gardeners, highlight contrasting aspects of gardening: there's the verdant beauty that plants produce, and then there's the beastly amount of work done to bring about their splendor. A plant enthusiast's wish book, The Year-Round Garden presents full-color-pictures of plants accompanied by short narratives that describe notable features, advise about growing conditions and maintenance, and identify companion plants to carry the garden from season to season. The entries are organized by season, beginning with spring, then categorized by plant type, such as bulbs and shrubs; botanical names occur in alphabetical order. Because there is no cross reference by common name, this title is most suited to committed gardeners. Many-but not all-varieties suggested are available in the United States. The Gardener's Year, on the other hand, sees the garden as serious ongoing work. Although Titchmarsh never neglects the appeal of particular plants, his emphasis is on what to do, when to do it, and, most important, how and why. Even gardeners already familiar with how a lawn complements a border-or those not inclined to drying flowers and chili peppers-will find much of interest here. Myriad details, from getting orchids to rebloom to storing leftover seeds, make this book insightful and rewarding. In a garden-book market where repetitions of mainstay advice are common, these titles show to advantage; both books should find eager readers among avid U.S. gardeners.-Jennifer Burek Pierce, Indiana Univ. SLIS, Indianapolis Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780563521679
Publisher:
B B C Worldwide Americas
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,316,440
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.18(d)

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