Gardening from Scratch

Gardening from Scratch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028615899
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Ann Lovejoy is a frequent contributor to Horticulture and a range of other gardening publications. She is the author of a number of gardening books, most recently Further Along the Garden Path (Macmillan, 1995), American Mixed Border (Macmillan, 1993), The Garden in Bloom, Fragrance in Bloom, and Cascadia: Inspired Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. She gardens on an old farm on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington. The garden photography of Allan Mandell appears in Garden Design, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Organic Gardening, Sunset, and other publications. He has photographed gardens in Japan and Europe and is currently involved in a number of book projects featuring some of the finest gardens on the west coast of North America. He is based in Portland, Oregon. Jean Emmons is a nationally known botanical illustrator and master gardener. She lives on Vashon Island, Washington.

Table of Contents


One: Begin at the Beginning: Where to Begin, What to Do First, and How to Do It.

Two: Exploring Your Options: Developing a Functional Garden Plan for Any Setting.

Three: Imagining the Garden: How to Design the Garden of Your Dreams.

Four: Enclosure and Garden Rooms: Creating Places to Be in the Garden.

Five: Getting Down to Earth: Big Projects Come First.

Six: Practical Paths: Simple, Handsome Paths to Make in a Weekend.

Seven: Dirt Work: How's Your Dirt? Testing Amending and Building Your Soil.

Eight: Mulches and Compost: Making Mulch and Compost-Feeding Plants and Combating Weeds.

Nine: Building Better Beds and Battling Weeds: How to Create Optimal Planting Places within the Garden.

Garden Design Ideas.

Design One: Urban Condo: A Year-round Entry and Patio Garden in a Tiny Space.

Design Two: Suburban Neighborhood: A Sunny Space for Flowers, Vegetables, Kids, and Pets.

Design Three: Rural Retreat: Working with Shade, Combining Natives and Ornamental Garden Plants.


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