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Annuals, Perennials & Bulbs: Designing, Planting, Maintaining
     

Annuals, Perennials & Bulbs: Designing, Planting, Maintaining

by Anne Halpin Ms., Vincent Alessi (Illustrator), Mavis Torke (Illustrator)
 

Stunning flower gardens that bloom through the seasons depend on the artful combination of annuals, perennials, and bulbs.

In this book, Anne Halpin shows you how to grow these plants and gives foolproof design techniques for any landscape. The extensive section on using color in the garden can guide you through the tricky process of plant placement and

Overview

Stunning flower gardens that bloom through the seasons depend on the artful combination of annuals, perennials, and bulbs.

In this book, Anne Halpin shows you how to grow these plants and gives foolproof design techniques for any landscape. The extensive section on using color in the garden can guide you through the tricky process of plant placement and selection.

Practical techniques are emphasized too. You'll learn how to care for soil, start plants from seeds, grow and care for plants in containers, and maintain your plants and gardens. Sections on dividing plants, lifting bulbs, saving seeds, forcing bulbs for indoor winter flowering, and preparing the garden for winter are also included.
In this lavishly illustrated book, you'll find
- Over 40 step-by-step photo sequences to guide you through essential gardening tasks
- In-depth profiles of 125 favorite garden plants
- Over 600 photographs, many of them illustrating common gardening techniques
- More than 100 illustrations

Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review
Very highly recommended for novice gardeners, and with much value for experienced horticulturists and landscapers, Annuals, Perennials & Bulbs will aptly serve as a continuing reference for the complex task of plant placement and selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580110686
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Halpin has written more than a dozen highly praised gardening books, including Year-Round Flower Gardener, the Horticulture Gardener's Desk Reference, Morning Glories and Moonflowers, Gardening in the Shade, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, and Cutting Gardens (with Betty Mackey). She is also an acclaimed gardening editor and lecturer. Her magazine articles have appeared in Horticulture, Country Gardens, and numerous other publications.

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