Gardening Basics For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Packed with fun and useful tips to help you plan your garden!

Create the garden of your dreams with the right plants and equipment

Want a green thumb? This handy guide gives beginning gardeners tips, plans, and insider know-how for getting started with flower beds, borders, vegetables, trees, shrubs, lawns, and more. Packed with step-by-step advice, illustrations, resources, ...

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Gardening Basics For Dummies

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Overview

Packed with fun and useful tips to help you plan your garden!

Create the garden of your dreams with the right plants and equipment

Want a green thumb? This handy guide gives beginning gardeners tips, plans, and insider know-how for getting started with flower beds, borders, vegetables, trees, shrubs, lawns, and more. Packed with step-by-step advice, illustrations, resources, and suggested plantings, this friendly guide covers all the tools that make gardening today easier than ever before!

Discover how to

  • Pick the best plants for your climate
  • Plan and prep your garden
  • Keep your plants healthy
  • Use compost, fertilizer, and safe pesticides
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • Locate garden supplies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118050620
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 365,898
  • File size: 71 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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Preparing Yourself (And Your Garden) for Planting.

Chapter 1: Getting Ready for Gardening.

Chapter 2: Planning Your Own Eden.

Chapter 3: Getting into the Zone — Your Garden’s Zone.

Chapter 4: Live Long and Prosper: Giving Plants What They Need.

Chapter 5: Gathering Your Gardening Gear.

Part II: Flowers and Foliage: Growing for Color.

Chapter 6: Growing Annuals: Adding Yearly Variety to Your Garden.

Chapter 7: Growing Perennials: Plants That Make a Comeback.

Chapter 8: Brightening Up the Garden with Bulbs.

Chapter 9: Coming Up Roses.

Part III: Stretching Your Garden Beyond Its Boundaries: The Permanent Landscape.

Chapter 10: Growing a Perfect Lawn.

Chapter 11: Reaching New Heights with Trees and Shrubs.

Chapter 12: Climbers and Crawlers: Growing Vines and Groundcovers.

Part IV: Producing Your Own Produce.

Chapter 13: Food, Glorious Food! Growing Your Own Veggies.

Chapter 14: Adding Spice to Your Garden: Growing Herbs.

Chapter 15: Sweet and Crunchy: Growing Fruits, Berries, and Nuts.

Part V: Designing Special and Fun Gardens.

Chapter 16: Mini Gardens and Microcosms: Gardening in Containers.

Chapter 17: Taking the Plunge: Gardening with Ponds and Fish.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Common Questions from (and Ten Common Answers for) Gardening Beginners.

Chapter 19: Ten Quick, Fun, or Handy Garden Projects.

Chapter 20: Ten Garden Projects for Children.

Appendix: Basic Gardening Resources.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    Gardening Basics for Dummies

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2010

    True to form

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2009

    Great for beginning gardeners!

    Easy to read and understand. Covers basic gardening techniques for transplanting, maintenance and much more!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Can you post how to grow bell peppers!

    That will help lots

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