Even beginner gardeners can select plants to create a stunning garden as unique as the Buckeye State with expert help to ensure success!
Ohio Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant selection guide, perfect for when you're choosing plants and starting a garden in a climate that can be as challenging as it is beautiful. Choose the right plants and care for them properly with help from an expert. One of the area's most highly respected and experienced plantsman, Denny McKeown, shares his deep knowledge of the region, gardens and plants in a lively, upbeat style.
The author's top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) Ohio's heat, humidity, winter cold, soil, and other unique growing conditions guarantee success for the area gardeners and home landscapers. Plants are divided into easy-to-browse chapters, including Annuals, Bulbs, Groundcovers, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Lawns, and Vines. Each plant is highlighted in its respective chapter with a large full-color photograph and tips on how, when, and where to plant.
Ohio Getting Started Garden Guide doesn't stop at plant selection. Methods for preparing soil, watering, fertilizer application, and pest management are also covered in detail. Along with the "nitty-gritty" of tending your garden, Denny shares his inspiration for garden design, offers ways to incorporate your plants into the landscape, and names some favorite cultivars or species. His sound, practical advice is clothed in beautiful descriptions of each plant that will inspire you to get your hands dirty!
About the Author
For thousands of Midwest gardeners, Denny McKeown is the man to ask about any lawn and garden problem. McKeown is a respected, popular, and highly regarded gardening expert who has been in the nursery business for more than fifty-one years.In 1985, Denny published his first book, Denny McKeown's Complete Guide to Midwest Gardening. Since then, Denny has written five more garden books, all published by Cool Springs Press, two of them being the The Gardening Book for Ohio and Month-by-Month Gardening in Ohio, co-authored with Tom Smith.Denny maintains a weekly newsletter with up to date garden info at www.bloomingarden.com.
Table of Contents
Welcome to Gardening in Ohio 6
How to Use This Book 16
USDA Hardiness Zone Map 17
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes & Tubers 56
Ornamental Grasses 102
How Plants Prepare for Winter 232
Meet Denny McKeown 240