A book that answers every question, from "Where do I get it?" to "How do I plant it?" "Do I fertilize it then, or when?" "With what?" "Should I cut it back after it flowers?" "Or in the fall (or not at all)?" "Can I divide it?" "How, and when?" With more than four hundred full-color photographs, this beautiful, fact-filled reference answers every question about growing the classic garden plants - from foolproof host as to tricky delphiniums, from roses to flowering dogwoods. A mini-encyclopedia for each entry lists the best varieties to buy for the reader's own garden. Plus: a complete guide to year-round care, including watering, mulching, fertilizing, deadheading, dividing, pruning, and more; an illustrated techniques glossary that gives step-by-step instructions on how to perform garden tasks; suggestions on how to use the plants in the home landscape; directions on how to increase your stock of plants by propagating them yourself.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Taylor's Gardening Guides Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.45(w) x 10.64(h) x 0.82(d)|
About the Author
Barbara Ellis, a former gardening editor at Rodale Press and the publications director of the American Horticultural Society, is the author of many gardening books, including THE RODALE ALL-NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ORGANIC GARDENING and THE BURPEE COMPLETE GARDENER as well as several TAYLOR'S WEEKEND GARDENING GUIDES. She resides in Alburtis, Pennsylvania.