High Altitude Western Gardening [NOOK Book]

Overview

High Altitude Western Gardening is an excellent guide to gardening in the 6,000-foot-plus altitude of the Rocky Mountain region of the western U.S. Author Marilyn Quinn reveals what plants to choose and when to plant them, and offers valuable information on how to care for plants at high altitude where temperatures can fluctuate wildly at any time of any season, and a short growing season can wreak havoc on green thumb dreams. She explains how to deal with stubborn soil, hungry moose and other critters, snow in ...
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High Altitude Western Gardening

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Overview

High Altitude Western Gardening is an excellent guide to gardening in the 6,000-foot-plus altitude of the Rocky Mountain region of the western U.S. Author Marilyn Quinn reveals what plants to choose and when to plant them, and offers valuable information on how to care for plants at high altitude where temperatures can fluctuate wildly at any time of any season, and a short growing season can wreak havoc on green thumb dreams. She explains how to deal with stubborn soil, hungry moose and other critters, snow in July, "thin" soil, unexpected frosts, and every other challenge that one encounters in rugged mountain climes. Get the guide that proves it is possible to grow a wide variety of plants in a mountain climate and to grow them well, in spite of Mother Nature!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423609995
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 901,685
  • File size: 27 MB
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Meet the Author

Jackson Hole gardening expert Marilyn Quinn has 30 years of professional gardening experience coaxing asters and roses out of the ground, landscaping around mountain features of rock and streambeds, and babying along vegetable gardens. In High Altitude Gardening, Quinn shares three decades of experience and gives advice for the intrepid planters who live in mountain wonderlands.

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Gardeners with a compulsion to control space and plant within boundaries may have trouble seeing the advantages of a natural landscape. They will want to tend.

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Table of Contents

v Acknowledgments

viii Introduction

x Preface: Signs of Spring

2 1 Before You Start

16 2 Flower Gardens

44 3 Container Gardens

56 4 Rock Gardens

64 5 Vegetable, Herb, and Fruit Gardens

84 6 Landscaping with Native Plants

106 7 Hardscaping

120 8 Water Features

128 9 Pesky Animals & Other Good Ones

138 Afterword: High Altitude Gardening around the World

140 Appendix

142 Resources

143 Suggested Reading

145 Index

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