Month-By-Month Gardening in the Mid-Atlantic


Never garden alone! The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you’ll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most.

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Never garden alone! The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you’ll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591863441
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: Month By Month Gardening Series
  • Edition description: Revised ed.
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 940,834
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Hériteau is one of America's most highly regarded garden writers. She has written more than thirty books on gardening and cooking and countless articles for magazines and newspapers. She was General Editor of The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening and the recipient of the American Association of Nurserymen's Communicator of the Year Award. Jacqui is a Fellow of the Garden Writers Association.

Andre Viette is one of the most respected nurserymen in America. Viette is highly regarded as an educator, author, lecturer and gardening communicator. He and his son Mark can be heard each Saturday morning from 8:00am-11:00am answering gardening questions on their live call-in show, "In The Garden." The show is currently heard on over 60 radio stations in eight states and Washington, D.C. Andre has contributed to numerous books, journals, national magazines, and newspapers. He has received "The Garden Media Promotion Award" from the Perennial Plant Association, the "Medal of Honor" for his outstanding contribution to horticulture from The Garden Club of America, the "Distinguished Lecturer Award" from the American Horticulture Society, and numerous other distinctions.

Andre lives in Fishersville, VA where he has developed Andre Viette Farm and Nursery, growing over 3,000 varieties of perennials for the sun and shade.

Mark Viette is a nurseryman, lecturer, and alternate host as well as President and General Manager of Viette Communications, which produces and distributes "In The Garden." In addition, Viette serves as the Director of Marketing and Sales for the Andre Viette Farm and Nursery and is a Horticultural Instructor at the Blue Ridge Community College. A frequent contributor to horticulture journals, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech, and has completed five plant-finding trips to Europe and South America in search of exotic perennials to introduce to American home gardens.

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Table of Contents

The Benefits of Month-by-Month Gardening Schedule 7
Garden Design and Health 7
Good Gardening Practices 8
Climate 9
Light 10
Soil Preparation and Improvement 11
Starting a Raised Bed 12
Understanding Fertilizers 13
Planting Procedures 14
Watering 15
Mulching 16
Staking 17
Weeding and Grooming 17
Keeping Your Garden Healthy 17
Pests and Diseases 18
Welcome to Gardening in the Mid-Atlantic 19
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 20
Chapter 1 Annuals & Biennials
Introduction 21
Planting Chart 26
January 28
February 30
March 32
April 34
May 36
June 38
July 40
August 42
September 44
October 46
November 48
December 50
Chapter 2 Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes & Tubers
Introduction 51
Planting Chart 58
January 60
February 62
March 64
April 66
May 68
June 70
July 72
August 74
September 76
October 78
November 80
December 82
Chapter 3 Herbs & Vegetables
Introduction 83
Planting Chart 88
January 92
February 94
March 96
April 98
May 100
June 102
July 104
August 106
September 108
October 110
November 112
December 114
Chapter 4 Houseplants
Introduction 115
Planting Chart 126
January 128
February 130
March 132
April 134
May 136
June 138
July 140
August 142
September 144
October 146
November 148
December 150
Chapter 5 Lawns
Introduction 151
Planting Chart 156
January 157
February 158
March 159
April 160
May 161
June 162
July 164
August 165
September 166
October 168
November 169
December 170
Chapter 6 Perennials
Introduction 171
Planting Chart 179
January 182
February 184
March 186
April 188
May 190
June 192
July 194
August 196
September 198
October 200
November 202
December 204
Chapter 7 Roses
Introduction 205
Planting Chart 214
January 216
February 218
March 220
April 222
May 224
June 226
July 228
August 230
September 232
October 234
November 236
December 238
Chapter 8 Shrubs
Introduction 239
Planting Chart 243
January 246
February 248
March 250
April 252
May 254
June 256
July 258
August 260
September 262
October 264
November 266
December 268
Chapter 9 Trees
Introduction 269
Planting Chart 275
January 278
February 280
March 282
April 284
May 286
June 288
July 290
August 292
September 294
October 296
November 298
December 300
Chapter 10 Vines, Ground Covers & Ornamental Grasses
Introduction 301
Planting Chart 308
January 312
February 314
March 316
April 318
May 320
June 322
July 324
August 326
September 328
October 330
November 332
December 334
Chapter 11 Water and Bog Plants
Introduction 335
Planting Chart 338
January 340
February 342
March 344
April 346
May 348
June 350
July 352
August 354
September 356
October 358
November 360
December 362
Pests, Diseases, & Controls 363
Public Gardens & Resources 368
Bibliography 372
Index 374
Meet the Authors 384
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