The All-New Illustrated Guide to Gardening: Planning, Selection, Propagation, Organic Solutions

The All-New Illustrated Guide to Gardening: Planning, Selection, Propagation, Organic Solutions

by Reader's Digest Editors, Fern Marshall Bradley, Trevor Cole
     
 

The best just got better. Reader's Digest's best-selling gardening book is totally revised and updated with hundreds of new plant varieties and all 4-color photos illustrations, plus ALL-ORGANIC solutions and simple projects for eco- friendly gardening.

Written by experts, this full-color edition contains all new illustrations, photos, tips, and tricks

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Overview

The best just got better. Reader's Digest's best-selling gardening book is totally revised and updated with hundreds of new plant varieties and all 4-color photos illustrations, plus ALL-ORGANIC solutions and simple projects for eco- friendly gardening.

Written by experts, this full-color edition contains all new illustrations, photos, tips, and tricks for everything from organic fertilizing and composting to rotating a vegetable garden. Diagrams on beneficial bugs, weeds, and plant disorders, sections on bulb care for both outdoor and indoor planting, proper sowing of annuals, and properly planting perennials help make your garden beautiful, every year. And it's all presented in clear, easy-to-understand language.

This practical guide is a refreshing gardening sourcebook that features:

• All-new 2,500 full-color stunning photographs and 800 full-color practical step- by-step diagrams and illustrations

• An extensive plant directory of more than 700 plants-plus hundreds of new plant varieties-listed by common and botanical names

• New information on eco-friendly gardening-including recipes for non-toxic fertilizer and disease & pest controls-as well as recommendations for planting to attract hummingbirds or repel deer

• Over 200 pages of charts that provide easy-to-access information on the latest trends in plants, problem-solving tips, new hardiness zone maps, and more

All-new organic garden guidance-how to garden safely without nasty chemicals, from planting and fertilizing to pest control

• Directions for specialized and trustworthy gardening websites where gardeners can get additional information

• Comprehensive index that features cross-referenced common and botanical names for absolute accuracy

With All New Illustrated Guide to Gardening as your guide, you'll be designing and implementing a gorgeous organic garden in no time.

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Editorial Reviews

Victoria Advocate

...Gardening books are good gifts for aficionados and nature lovers...there are thousands of gardening titles to choose from and Reader's Digest New Illustrated Guide to Gardening is one of the most popular...

Real Simple

For gardeners who know the difference between an annual and a perennial, this revised edition of the classic best-seller covers all the bases�from how and when to prune shrubs and trees to planting a small orchard. It has a particularly thorough section on pest and disease control.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762109999
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
02/19/2009
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
322,484
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Trevor Cole is widely considered as one of Canada's top gardening experts. He studied horticulture at the Royal Botanical Gardens, in the UK and was curator of the Dominion Arboretum in Ottawa for over 20 years. Cole is the author of many magazine articles on gardening as well as many books.
Fern Marshall Bradley is the former gardening books editor for Rodale Press. She is best-known for the best-selling Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening, and has also authored or edited many books, including Reader's Digest's Vegetable Gardening..

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