Month-by-month Gardening In Illinois

Month-by-month Gardening In Illinois

by James A Fizzell


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Month-by-month Gardening In Illinois by James A Fizzell

Do I prune my hydrangea in the fall or do I wait until early spring?
When is it safe to put out tomatoes?
Can I divide iris now?

If you have ever asked yourself questions like these, Month-by-Month Gardening in Illinois is for you. Gardening is a journey, not a destination. The day-by-day gardening experiences - planting a few onion sets in the first warm afternoon of spring… the surprises - a purple crocus before the snow has even gone … the satisfaction - fresh green beans on the dinner table, or tomatoes, bright and red, safely in quart jars … these are the things that keep the gardener coming back year after year.

Month-by-Month Gardening in Illinois is packed with information that explains what needs to be done and when it needs to be done in the Illinois garden. Topics include:

  • The most effective planting techniques.
  • How and when to prune.
  • The best season for fertilizing your lawn.
  • The differences between bare-root, container, and balled-and-burlapped plants.
  • Eleven plant categories, including Annuals, Bulbs, Herbs, Vegetables, Houseplants, Lawns, Perennials, Roses, Shrubs, and Trees.
  • Twelve monthly calendars for each plant category - 132 calendars in all! - that make is easy to find the proper gardening advice.

Whatever your gardening interests or the time of year, you can take the guesswork and mystery out of gardening. You will become a more satisfied gardener … and your garden will show it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888608182
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 07/28/2001
Series: Month-By-Month Gardening in Illinois Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

James A. Fizzell has more than 40 years of hands-on horticultural experience,
making him the source that other experts turn to with their toughest turf and landscape plant problems. Fizzell has been featured repeatedly on television and radio and in leading trade journals, and has become a celebrated guest speaker at industry seminars and horticultural associations throughout the Midwest.

Fizzell was the horticultural advisor for the University of Illinois
Cooperative Extension Service for nearly 35 years. In 1991, he founded James A.
Fizzell and Associates, Ltd., which provides services to professional horticulturalists, arborists, municipalities, sports turf managers, media, and other plant experts needing specialized help.

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