The Missouri Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Show-Me State

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Grow a garden bountiful and beautiful
 
The Missouri Gardener's Companion is your guide to ...
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Overview


Grow a garden bountiful and beautiful
 
The Missouri Gardener's Companion is your guide to cultivating a successful garden in the Show-Me State.
 
Learn all about:
 
What's in your Missouri soil and how to improve it
How to make the most of the climate
The best high-performance plant varieties for Missouri
Ways to combat common pests and plant diseases
Local sources of hands-on assistance with gardening questions
Gardening tricks specific to Missouri conditions
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For more than 25 years, Becky Homan was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch voice on home gardening. Now a freelancer, she displays her green thumb again in this informed, useful Show Me State garden primer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762746521
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Gardening Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 782,619
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Becky Homan is a St. Louis master gardener. As the innovative garden editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and she created the popular annual home-gardening contest that drew entries from across Missouri. Now retired, she is a freelance garden writer and a judge for the 2007 Garden Writers Association's national media awards. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     vi
Firm Foundations
Soils     2
Growing Seasons     20
Water     34
Green Things
Annuals and Tropicals     48
Herbs, Vegetables, and Fruit     65
Natives     85
Perennials and Bulbs     97
Trees and Shrubs     115
Lawns     131
Garden Solutions
Coping with Invasive Plants, Pets, and Diseases     144
Learning from Missouri's Public Plantings     160
Resources for the Missouri Gardener     169
Glossary     185
Index     191
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