The Michigan Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Great Lakes State

Overview

Grow a garden bountiful and beautifulThe Michigan Gardener’s Companion is your guide to cultivating a successful garden in the Great Lakes State. Whether you are an experienced green thumb or a curious novice, whether you live in the Upper or Lower Peninsula, near a Great Lakes shoreline, or inland, this easy-to-understand guide helps you grow plentiful vegetables, abundant flowers, and lush lawns. Learn all about:What’s in your Michigan soil and how to improve itHow to extend your growing seasonPlant varieties ...
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Overview

Grow a garden bountiful and beautifulThe Michigan Gardener’s Companion is your guide to cultivating a successful garden in the Great Lakes State. Whether you are an experienced green thumb or a curious novice, whether you live in the Upper or Lower Peninsula, near a Great Lakes shoreline, or inland, this easy-to-understand guide helps you grow plentiful vegetables, abundant flowers, and lush lawns. Learn all about:What’s in your Michigan soil and how to improve itHow to extend your growing seasonPlant varieties proven to thrive in your climate, Zone 3 through Zone 6Garden design basics—plus which Michigan gardens to visit for more great design ideasWays to combat insect pests, plant diseases, and invasive plantsLocal sources of hands-on assistance with gardening questions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762745098
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Gardening Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,407,564
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Rita Henehan is a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener who has written for the South Bend Tribune and Michigan County Lines magazine. Many of her articles have appeared on gardening and environmental Web sites, including that of Harvard University's JFK School of Government. She occasionally talks about gardening on the call-in radio show Green Thumbs Up with Mike Maloney. She lives in White Pigeon, Michigan.
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Interviews & Essays

Each of these easy-to-use guides explores the soil varieties in each state, and helps readers identify which they have and how to maximize their growing seasons. The guides list specific plant recommendations for lawns, vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees, with special sections on annuals for each specific area, trouble-shooting for various pests and invasive plants, and up-to-date state-specific resource directories so readers can find the right plants, right where they live. Whether it’s acidic, alkaline or salty terrain, the local authors are proven experts in their respective states, and these new guides by superb master gardeners will become invaluable references for lucky gardeners in these states.
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