Tree and Shrub Gardening for Michigan

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With this beautiful book at your fingertips, you can select, plant and care for the trees and shrubs that suit the conditions present in your garden:
• Detailed listings for 89 different species of trees and shrubs, along with information on more than 650 recommended ...
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Overview

With this beautiful book at your fingertips, you can select, plant and care for the trees and shrubs that suit the conditions present in your garden:
• Detailed listings for 89 different species of trees and shrubs, along with information on more than 650 recommended varieties and cultivars best suited for Michigan gardens
• Size, shape and growing zone
• Seasonal color
• Notes on the best features of each species or variety
• What tree or shrub to select for a specific location
• How to plant, prune and propagate
• Soil, moisture and sunlight requirements
• Year-round maintenance
• Tips for solving pest and disease problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551053479
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing International Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 952,978
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
The Trees & Shrubs at a Glance 5
Introduction 11
Hardiness Zones Map 15
Woody Plants in the Garden 16
Getting Started 24
Light 24
Soil 25
Exposure 27
Purchasing Trees & Shrubs 29
Planting Trees & Shrubs 32
When to Plant 33
Preparing the Hole 34
Planting Bare-Root Stock 35
Planting Balled & Burlapped Stock 35
Planting Container Stock 37
Backfilling 37
Staking 39
Transplanting 40
Caring for Trees & Shrubs 43
Weeding 43
Mulching 43
Watering 44
Fertilizing 45
Pruning 47
When & How Much to Prune 48
The Kindest Cut 49
Types of Pruning Cuts 50
Pruning Conifers 53
Tree Topping 54
Specialty Pruning 55
Propagating Trees & Shrubs 56
Cuttings 56
Ground Layering 58
Mound Layering 59
Problems & Pests 60
Glossary of Pests & Diseases 63
About This Guide 72
The Trees & Shrubs 73
Other Trees & Shrubs To Consider 328
Quick Reference Chart 334
Glossary 340
Resources 342
Index of Plant Names 343
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