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Tennessee & Kentucky Garden Guide: The Best Plants for a Tennessee or Kentucky Garden

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The Gardener’s Guide format is proven to help gardeners experience more success and enjoyment from their gardening efforts. The Gardener’s Guide series provides useable information on the plants that perform best in Tennessee and Kentucky in an easy-to-use format. Gardeners will find information they can trust and use successfully in their own gardens. This book is authored by Judy Lowe, leading gardening expert in the region.

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Overview

The Gardener’s Guide format is proven to help gardeners experience more success and enjoyment from their gardening efforts. The Gardener’s Guide series provides useable information on the plants that perform best in Tennessee and Kentucky in an easy-to-use format. Gardeners will find information they can trust and use successfully in their own gardens. This book is authored by Judy Lowe, leading gardening expert in the region.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591865377
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 11/3/2012
  • Series: Garden Guides Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 723,159
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Lowe (Columbia, South Carolina) has been writing for more than twenty-five years. She has been the garden editor of the Chattanooga Times-Free Press and The Christian Science Monitor and has been extremely active in Garden Writers Association (a group of more than 2,000 members), serving on the board for fourteen years and as president for two years. Lowe's books include Herbs! Creative Herb Garden Themes and Projects, Month-by-Month Gardening in Tennessee and Kentucky, and Ortho's All About Pruning. Her numerous magazine articles have appeared in Woman's Day and Southern Living.

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Table of Contents

Welcome to Gardening in Tennessee & Kentucky 6

Gardening Basics 16

Soil 17

Water 19

Fertilizer 22

Mulch 25

Compost 27

Pruning 29

Pests and Diseases 31

Weeds 36

Sowing Seeds and Starting Seeds 37

Made in the Shade: Plants for Shady Spots 38

A Word of Caution: Invasive Plants 39

How to Use the Tennessee & Kentucky Garden Guide 40

USDA Cold-Hardiness Zone Map 41

Annuals 42

Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes & Tubers 78

Groundcovers & Vines 96

Lawngrasses 124

Perennials & Ornamental Grasses 132

Shrubs 190

Trees 226

Water Gardens 260

Bibliography 266

Photography Credits 266

Index 268

Meet Judy Lowe 272

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