Gardening Basics For Dummies

Gardening Basics For Dummies

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by Steven A. Frowine
     
 

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You’re now officially out of excuses for not planting the garden of your dreams. Even if you’ve never sowed a seed nor pulled a weed, Gardening Basics For Dummies contains everything you need to know about flowers, beds, borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to create your own private paradise. This friendly and informative guide also covers all of the…  See more details below

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You’re now officially out of excuses for not planting the garden of your dreams. Even if you’ve never sowed a seed nor pulled a weed, Gardening Basics For Dummies contains everything you need to know about flowers, beds, borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to create your own private paradise. This friendly and informative guide also covers all of the tools and additives available to make gardening easier. You’ll discover:

  • Clear definitions and descriptions of the different types of plants
  • Tips on choosing the type of garden you want
  • How to create a garden plan
  • Easy-to-follow instructions for soil preparation
  • Advice on planting, growing and caring for annuals and perennials
  • Step-by-step plans for organic and edible gardens
  • Plans for butterfly and children's gardens

Packed with helpful tips on controlling pests safely, managing weeds, and correcting common gardening problems, Gardening for Dummies turns your brown thumb green in a hurry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118050620
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/23/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
73 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven A. Frowine is a noted professional horticulturist and a longtime avid gardener and communicator. The National Gardening Association is the leading garden-based educational nonprofit in the USA. Visit www.garden.org.

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Gardening Basics for Dummies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking to start gardening or to update your current knowledge about gardening, this book is the place to start. Steve Frowine makes the gardening information accessible, practical and fun. Like all the ...for Dummies books, I particularly like the no-nonsense way he describes some fundamental gardening tasks like planting a tree or creating a flower bed. This book covers all the basics such as vegetable and fruit gardening, herb gardening, flower gardening, landscaping with trees and shrubs, growing bulbs, container gardening and even gardening projects with kids. But it's also good for a more experienced gardener. There's a detailed chapter on building and water gardens and raising fish and some quick, handy gardening projects to do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a gardening beginner I think this book is great. I haven't yet made it all the way through, but that is what is nice about this book- it is easily laid out so that you can pick and choose what specifically you're looking for whether its grass, trees/shrubs, herbs, or flowers. It isn't all that specific regarding certain types of flowers, but that isn't what this book is meant for - it's just for getting to know your way around the garden. If your trying to get your "green thumb" from the beginning I think this book is perfect.
KristalCA More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and understand. Covers basic gardening techniques for transplanting, maintenance and much more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That will help lots
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