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GARDENWORK

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This highly practical book offers comprehensive advice on every aspect of seasonal care and maintenance, from planting and pruning to lawn and pond care. Photographs and clear step-by-step illustrations guide you through each task and 18 decorative gardening projects are featured on foldout pages.
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Overview

This highly practical book offers comprehensive advice on every aspect of seasonal care and maintenance, from planting and pruning to lawn and pond care. Photographs and clear step-by-step illustrations guide you through each task and 18 decorative gardening projects are featured on foldout pages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841721675
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 11.70 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
New introductions 11
Planting bulbs 12
Planting annuals and biennials 16
Perennials 21
Project: summer bedding 24
Planting vegetables and fruit 29
Planting herbs 39
Project: making a hanging basket 40
Planting hardy trees and shrubs 44
Using trees and shrubs in containers 51
A shrub bed for year-round interest 56
Project: making a tapestry hedge 58
Planting climbers 62
Project: making a rose arch 64
Caring for new plants 68
Project: constructing a rock garden 70
Propagation 75
Seed 76
Collecting seeds and bulbs 78
Sowing seeds outdoors 80
Project: making a cold frame 82
Sowing seeds indoors 86
Taking hardwood cuttings 88
Taking softwood cuttings 90
Taking semiripe cuttings 92
Division 94
Bulb scaling 98
Layering 100
Grafting 103
Seasonal pruning 105
Selecting and using your tools 106
Annuals 108
Shrubs 110
Project: making a topiary design 118
Climbing and wall plants 122
Project: installing a trellis 128
Roses 132
Trees 138
Hedges and screen plants 144
Fruit 148
Project: training fruit trees 150
Lawn care 155
The essentials 156
Mowing 158
Weeds and pests 160
Watering 163
Feeding 164
General maintenance 165
Project: making an ornamental grass garden 168
Creating a new lawn 172
Project: planting ground cover 174
Lawn repairs 178
Introducing plants into your lawn 180
Project: making an herb walkway 182
Pond care 187
Pond maintenance 188
Project: making a small pond 192
Introducing new plants 196
Summer planting 197
Propagation 198
Project: making a pebble pond 202
Care of established plants 206
Fall and winter care 208
Controlling weeds 210
Fish care 211
Routine care 213
Forms of winter protection 214
Patio and container-grown plants 216
Project: making a raised bed 218
Feeding 222
Watering 226
Controlling weeds 229
Methods of weed control 230
Spring protection 232
Project: making a decorative path 234
Summer protection 238
Pests and diseases 240
Repairs 242
Project: making a sink garden 244
Soil Management 249
Improving your soil 250
Soil cultivation 252
Project: making a compost bin 254
Glossary 258
Useful addresses 262
Credits 265
Index 266
Acknowledgments/conversion table 272
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