Month-By-Month Gardening in Minnesota: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year

Month-By-Month Gardening in Minnesota: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year

by Melinda Myers

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Month-By-Month Gardening in Minnesota: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year by Melinda Myers

Never garden alone! The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. When is the best time to plant trees and shrubs? Should I fertilize my lawn now? Is it time to prune my roses? What should I be doing in my garden this month? You'll find the answers to these questions and much more inside. This easy-to-use book highlights each of the ten major plant categories using a monthly format. It guides you through each month of the year, telling you exactly what your garden needs. It is like having an expert in the garden with you all year long. Valuable hints are located throughout the book, and beautiful photographs will inspire you. Written just for gardeners where you live, you can be confident that the information is right for you-and your garden will show it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591862536
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 01/02/2007
Series: Month By Month Gardening Series
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Myers is a nature and gardening writer whose specialty is attracting wildlife, especially birds, to the garden. She contributes regularly to the magazine Birds and Blooms, and lectures widely on creating gardens that please both human and avian visitors. She is also a teacher and consultant, with over 20 years of experience in the field of horticulture.

Table of Contents


The benefits of a gardening schedule     7
Weather conditions     7
Gardening in Minnesota     7
Soil conditions     8
Planning and improving your minnesota garden     8
Basic horticultural practices     9
Soil preparation     9
Planting     9
Watering     10
Fertilization     10
Composting     11
Pruning     11
Pest management     11
Winter care     12
For more information     12
General overview     13
Usda cold hardiness zones     14
Annuals     15
Introduction     15
January     20
February     22
March     24
April     26
May     28
June     30
July     32
August     34
September     36
October     38
November     40
December     42
Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, & tubers     43
Introduction     43
January     48
February     50
March     52
April     54
May     56
June     58
July     60
August     62
September     64
October     66
November     68
December     70
Herbs & vegetables     71
Introduction     71
January     80
February     82
March     84
April     86
May     88
June     90
July     92
August     94
September     96
October     98
November     100
December     102
Lawns     103
Introduction     103
January     108
February     109
March     110
April     112
May     114
June     116
July     118
August     120
September     122
October     124
November     126
December     128
Perennials & ornamental grasses      129
Introduction     129
January     134
February     136
March     138
April     140
May     142
June     144
July     146
August     148
September     150
October     152
November     154
December     156
Roses     157
Introduction     157
January     162
February     164
March     166
April     168
May     170
June     172
July     174
August     176
September     178
October     180
November     182
December     184
Shrubs     185
Introduction     185
January     192
February     194
March     196
April     198
May     200
June     202
July     204
August     206
September     208
October     210
November      212
December     214
Trees     215
Introduction     215
January     220
February     222
March     224
April     226
May     228
June     230
July     232
August     234
September     236
October     238
November     240
December     242
Vines & ground covers     243
Introduction     243
January     248
February     250
March     252
April     254
May     256
June     258
July     260
August     262
September     264
October     266
November     268
December     270
Appendix     271
Arboreta & botanical gardens     282
University of minnesota extension service     283
Other minnesota gardening resources     287
Minnesota annual precipitation in inches     288
Minnesota average first fall frost     289
Minnesota average last spring frost     290
Ordering soils & mulch     291
Bibliography     292
Plant index     293
Meet melinda myers     303
Other cool springs press books     304

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