Successful Gardener Guide

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Eleven years ago, Leah Chester-Davis founded Extension’s Successful Gardener®, a newsletter published by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension to address the high demand for gardening information across the state. Toby Bost, extension agent and acclaimed garden-book author, joined her team. Together, they worked with horticulture experts statewide to deliver a top-quality gardening publication to North Carolinians. The newsletter has won numerous awards through the years, ...
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Overview

Eleven years ago, Leah Chester-Davis founded Extension’s Successful Gardener®, a newsletter published by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension to address the high demand for gardening information across the state. Toby Bost, extension agent and acclaimed garden-book author, joined her team. Together, they worked with horticulture experts statewide to deliver a top-quality gardening publication to North Carolinians. The newsletter has won numerous awards through the years, including the Garden Writers Association Award.

The Successful Gardener® Guide is a compilation of the best material from 10 years of research for the Extension’s Successful Gardener® newsletter. Novice and expert gardeners alike will find useful information in this book’s six color-coded, easy-to-reference chapters.

Readers can rely on the information in The Successful Gardener® Guide as scientifically accurate and written for gardens in their region. Thousands of North Carolina gardeners have benefitted from the research of extension agents. Now, they have the best and most useful information in one accessible volume.

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For more than a decade, Leah Chester-Davis' monthly Successful Gardener online magazine and website has been a valuable resource for thousands of North Carolina gardeners. This budget-priced paperback gathers the most useful information from this popular North Carolina State University project into six color-coded chapters. A one-volume regional gardening tool.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895875150
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 1,449,074
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Leah Chester-Davis is the founding editor of Extension’s Successful Gardener® and has served as the newsletter’s editor and team leader for 11 years. She is a communications specialist and coordinator of communications and community outreach for N.C. State University’s MarketReady program at the North Carolina Research campus in Kannapolis. She is currently working on a biography of Dr. John L. Creech, world-famous plant hunter. She lives in Davidson, North Carolina.

Toby Bost has been a popular garden writer for over 30 years. He served as assistant editor of Extension’s Successful Gardener® and is a consulting horticulturalist and field faculty emeritus of N.C. State University’s Cooperative Extension. He has published three gardening books, including North Carolina Gardener’s Guide and The Carolina Gardener’s Guide, which he coauthored with Jim Wilson, former host of the PBS television program Victory Garden South. Toby currently writes monthly garden features for Yadkin Valley Living magazine. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Bryce Lane
Preface by Toby Bost
Acknowledgments by Leah Chester-Davis

Chapter 1: Gardening Features
Flower Gardens
Lawns
Landscape Management
Specialty Plantings
Trees
Food Gardens
General Gardening Advice

Chapter 2: 70 Top Plant Choices
Herbaceous/Evergreen Perennials
Woody Plants

Chapter 3: Seasonal Gardening Calendar
Mountain Region
Piedmont Region
Coastal Region

Chapter 4: Enviro-Tips

Chapter 5: Q&A
Landscape Gardening
Advice
Lawns
Pests—Animals, Insects, Diseases, Weeds
Trees

Chapter 6: Tried-and-True and Hot New Plants for Carolina Gardens

Appendix: North Carolina Cooperative Extension County Centers
Plant Index
Index

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