The Flower Gardener's Bible: A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long; 10th Anniversary Edition with a new foreword by Suzy Bales [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is the complete guide to flower gardening, from experts Lewis and Nancy Hill. They cover it all--from choosing your site and designing your garden to improving your soil, choosing and caring for your plants, and fighting pests and disease. Create the flower garden of your dreams with this comprehensive reference.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
The Flower Gardener's Bible: A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long; 10th Anniversary Edition with a new foreword by Suzy Bales

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$17.99
BN.com price
(Save 34%)$27.50 List Price

Overview

This is the complete guide to flower gardening, from experts Lewis and Nancy Hill. They cover it all--from choosing your site and designing your garden to improving your soil, choosing and caring for your plants, and fighting pests and disease. Create the flower garden of your dreams with this comprehensive reference.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603428071
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 5/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 293,647
  • File size: 51 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Award-winning photographer Joseph De Sciose is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Country Living Gardener, House & Garden, and Country Home.

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Joy of Flower Gardening

Chapter 1: The Fascination of Flowers
It Takes All Kinds to Make a Garden * A Perfect Marriage

Chapter 2: Designing Your Flower Garden
Where Does Your Garden Grow? * The Site That Is Right * The Garden as a Neighborhood of Plants * A Garden for Bouquets * Using the Bulb Family * Designing with Color Coordination in Mind * Designing the Garden on Paper * Ornaments in the Garden * Illuminating Your Garden

Chapter 3: Nurturing Your Garden Soil
Evaluating Soil Texture * A Look at Soil Fertility * Sweet or Sour Soil?

Chapter 4: Planting Your Flower Garden
Putting In a New Garden * Transplanting Perennials, Shrubs, and Vines * Planting Bare-Root Plants * Getting Bulbs Off to a Good Start * Planting Annuals * Moving Plants * The Many Advantages of Mulch * Living on the Edge * Reviving an Old Perennial Bed

Chapter 5: Making More Plants
Starting Plants from Seeds * Hybridizing Basics * Layering * Divide and Conquer * Starting Plants from Cuttings * Grafting Techniques

Chapter 6: Coping with Garden Pests
Chemical Gardeners vs. Organic Gardeners * Insect Invaders * Animal Scoundrels * When Diseases Are the Problem * The Fine Art of Weed Control

Chapter 7: Caring for Your Garden
The Joy of Awakening * Planting and Transplanting * Early Summer Chores * Summer Care * Fall Chores * A Flower Gardener's Calendar

Part 2: A Gallery of Gardens
Down the Garden Path
A Fantastic Foundation Garden
Wildflower Extravaganza: Meadow and Woodland
A Rock Garden to Love
Don't Forget to Smell the Flowers
Great Gardening on a Hillside
Gardening in a Shady Nook
Successful Seashore Plantings
The Charm of a Cottage Garden
The Magic Spell of Water Gardening
The Multifaceted Herb Garden
Outdoor Gardening in Containers
A Deckside Garden
A Bed for Butterflies
A Five-Star Garden for Hummingbirds
A Garden for Plant Collectors
Create a Child's Garden
An Island of Flowers
True Blue, the Zenith of Gardens
A Take-It-Easy Garden
A Shrub Garden
Gardening with Groundcovers
The Romance of a Rose Garden

Part 3: A Feast of Flowers
An alphabetical listing of plants with species-by-species information on each plant's characteristics and how to care for it.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Braveriver

    Braveriver lays down in her den and falls deeply into sleep. She never noticed a cat sneaking up behind her. The cat leaped at her and grabbed her scruff and shook her roughly before tossing her into the flooding river. Braveriver yowls in fear because she cant swim and her head goes under. The cat leaped into the river and dragged her out and placed her deep into the forest and lays on her ."miss me, my Daughter?"*he claws all the way down from her head to her tail leaving a deep gash on her. She screeched in pain and the cat leapt back onto her and grabbed her scruff and layed on her

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2003

    Brilliant lucid garden writing

    I have known Nancy and Lewis Hill for nearly thirty years and have visited their luxuriant gardens many times. Their many easy to comprehend gardening books have afforded me valuable tips on how to beautify our yard. This work is a comprehensive treasure that offers excellent practical advice. The authors are knowledgable superb writers!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)