The First-Time Gardener

Author: Frances Tophill

Publisher: Kyle Books

ISBN: 0857836110

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 1962

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Although excited by the prospect of moving into their own home for the first time, many people are mystified by the prospect of what to do with their outdoor space. Frances Tophill's fuss-free, practical guide shows you how to create a space outside your own back door that's designed by you, built by you and enjoyed by you. Beginning with advice on getting to know your garden - what type of soil you have, what the drainage and light is like - then on getting to know yourself as a gardener - do you want a vegetable patch, an abundance of flowers or simply an extension of your indoor living space? - and then moving on to the practical design, including hard and soft landscaping and building materials and guidance, Frances guides you through different types of plants and how to source and plant them. There is also a section on aftercare, telling you the best way to keep your garden well cared for and easy to maintain throughout the year.

Carolinas Gardener's Handbook

All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Carolinas Garden

Author: Toby Bost,Bob Polomski

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610587146

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 9041

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Carolina Gardener’s Handbook is filled with need-to-know information from popular Carolina gardening experts. Each expert includes his or her collective wisdom in this complete guide for Carolina gardeners. In addition to hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly to-do calendars for more than ten plant categories from annuals to vines. “When to” information assists gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Advice on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in the Carolinas.

Gardening 101

Author: Martha Stewart

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780609805473

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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Explains gardening techniques and offers guidelines for growing vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Starter Vegetable Gardens

24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens

Author: Barbara Pleasant

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603423672

Category: Gardening

Page: 180

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Develop your green thumb as you learn to grow your own food. In this introductory guide to growing vegetables, Barbara Pleasant addresses common problems that first-time gardeners encounter. Using simple language and illustrated garden layouts, Pleasant shows you how to start, maintain, and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden in even the tiniest backyard. With handy tips on enriching soil, planting schedules, watering, fighting pests, and more, you’ll quickly discover how easy it is to enjoy your own homegrown vegetables.

First-time Gardener

Author: Kim Wilde

Publisher: Collins Harvill

ISBN: 9780007206827

Category: Gardening

Page: 223

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Beginner's guide to gardening.

Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Techniques to Help You Get Started

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865336

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Covers gardening and landscaping basics, with information on such topics as selecting flowers, trees, and shrubs; pruning and caring for trees; growing vegetables; and reading and understanding seed packets, plant labels, and climate zone maps.

Florida Gardener's Handbook

All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden

Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker,Robert Bowden,Joe Lamp'l

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865425

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 334

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The Florida Gardener’s Handbook has more than 300 proven plants, including tropical choices. Helpful icons highlight plant benefits and sun and shade requirements. Twelve months of when-to advice for each plant category help Florida gardeners keep their gardens growing. The authors address the challenges of Florida gardening with tropical and saltwater gardening information and garden how-tos for planting, pruning, watering, and much more. Full-color images for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all Florida gardeners. This resource guide provides all the need-to-know information for Florida gardeners from leading Florida gardening experts.

Gardening for a Lifetime

How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older

Author: Sydney Eddison

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692529

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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From the winner of the National Garden Club's Award of Excellence Although the garden may beckon as strongly as ever, the tasks involved—pulling weeds, pushing wheelbarrows, digging holes, moving heavy pots—become increasingly difficult, or even impossible, with advancing age. But the idea of giving it up is unthinkable for most gardeners. So what’s the alternative? In Gardening for a Lifetime, Sydney Eddison draws on her own forty years of gardening to provide a practical and encouraging roadmap for scaling back while keeping up with the gardening activities that each gardener loves most. Like replacing demanding plants like delphiniums with sturdy, relatively carefree perennials like sedums, rudbeckias, and daylilies. Or taking the leap and hiring help—another pair of hands, even for a few hours a week, goes a long way toward getting a big job done. This new edition features an additional chapter describing how Sydney’s struggles with hip and back problems forced her to walk the walk. As a friend of hers says, “Last summer you wrote the book. Now, I’m happy to see that you’ve read it.” Gentle, personable, and practical, Gardening for a Lifetime will be welcomed by all gardeners looking to transform gardening from a list of daunting chores into the gratifying, joyful activity it was meant to be.

The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

Grow Tons of Organic Vegetables in Tiny Spaces and Containers

Author: Karen Newcomb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607746832

Category: Gardening

Page: 217

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A revised and updated edition of a classic best-seller outlines ecologically friendly, intensive biodynamic methods for producing large amounts of vegetables in very small spaces. Includes glossary. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Texas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for Texas Gardens

Author: Greg Grant

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610582853

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs suitable for the diverse growing conditions of Texas gardens. Texas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the climate, soil, sun, and water conditions that affect growing success. Each plant profile highlights planting, growing, watering, and care information. Helpful charts and graphs assist gardeners in knowing when to plant and harvest.

New England Gardener's Handbook

All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a New England Garden

Author: Jacqueline Heriteau,Holly Hunter Stonehill,Liz Ball,James Fizzell,Joe Lamp'l

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865441

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

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New England Gardener's Handbook is written by popular gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for New England gardeners. In addition to the hundreds of hardy plants in eleven different plant categories, there are monthly to-do calendars assisting gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to pruning. Full-color photos for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all New England gardeners with expert advice for home gardeners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

How to Grow

A guide for gardeners who can't garden yet

Author: Hollie Newton

Publisher: Spring

ISBN: 1409169332

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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This is the gardening book reimagined for a new generation. A book for people who want to learn how to grow things, but haven't got a clue where to start. With the average person now spending an enormous 8 hours and 41 minutes in front of a screen every day, gardening is an easy way to escape for half an hour. Whether on a rented balcony or a sunny kitchen windowsill, it turns out growing something with your own two hands can make you feel better. Which is where HOW TO GROW comes in. Irreverent and inspiring, this book will equip you with all the know-how and confidence you need to take your first steps into a lifelong gardening love affair - trowel in one hand, drink in the other. From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in HOW TO GROW, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past few years as she's journeyed from gardening novice to vegetable-grower-extraordinaire - all from her pint-sized London garden. With chapters on easy-to-grow veg, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers (along with plenty of tried-and-tested guidance to keeping those plants alive, and delicious recipes to make the most of your haul), you'll also learn everything from the basics of planning your garden to stylish design ideas. Focusing on small and urban spaces and including beautiful photography throughout, this is practical advice for a whole new generation of gardeners.

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live

Author: Niki Jabbour

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427856

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.

Herb Gardening: How to Prepare the Soil, Choose Your Plants, and Care For, Harvest, and Use Your Herbs (Countryman Know How)

Author: Melissa Melton Snyder

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575866

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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A comprehensive guide to starting an herb garden, written for beginners The consummate beginners guide for anyone interested in starting an herb garden. It will explain, in simple terms, everything you need to know about choosing the site, preparing the soil, choosing the plants, caring for them, dealing with pests and diseases, and what to do with the harvest at the end of the summer. Included will be actual easy-to-follow garden plans, lots of helpful tips, expert advice, and useful figures.

Vegetable Gardening

From Planting to Picking - The Complete Guide to Creating aBountiful Garden

Author: Fern Bradley

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780762106295

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 7358

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An illustrated guide to vegetable gardening explains how to plant and cultivate more than eighty vegetable varieties, covering everything from selecting plants and preparing the soil to pest control and harvesting.

Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, & Wisconsin

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865662

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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This book includes planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs; popular selections, from arugula to zucchini; a variety of additional common and unusual fruits, vegetables, and herbs; and advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more.

Extreme Gardening

How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts

Author: David Owens

Publisher: Garden Guy

ISBN: 0970501609

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Explains how to grow organic foods in desert climates, with sections devoted to vegetables, fruits and nuts, and controlling extreme pests organically.

Tennessee & Kentucky Month-by-Month Gardening

What To Do Each Month To Have A Beautiful Garden All Year

Author: Judy Lowe

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610589726

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 1894

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DIVOur acclaimed Month-by-Month Gardening series gets a fresh update for gardeners located in Tennessee and Kentucky./divDIV /divDIVFor nearly a decade, do-it-yourself gardeners in Tennessee and Kentucky have turned to the expert advice of Judy Lowe. Her unrivaled local gardening mastery has helped make our Month-by-Month Gardening series the definitive when-to and how-to resource for gardeners in regions across the country. Now, with a redesigned and easier-to-use format, fully updated information, and additional photography, this new edition of Tennessee & Kentucky Month-by-Month Gardening is packed with all the knowledge the Tennessee or Kentucky gardener and home landscaper needs to be successful./divDIV /divDIVInside, you’ll find all the specifics on growing annual and perennial flowers, bulbs, grasses (both lawn and ornamental), roses, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines throughout the year. Even during colder winter months, Lowe will have you planning for and improving upon the next growing season. In the spring and summer, you’ll be well equipped to cultivate the most beautiful flowers, the lushest lawns, and the sturdiest trees. From planting, watering, and fertilizing to routine maintenance and problem-solving, Tennessee & Kentucky Month-by-Month Gardening educates gardeners of all skill levels on the best practices for satisfying, rewarding results. And best of all, you’ll be reaping the benefits all year round./div

Urban Gardening

How to Grow Food in Any City Apartment Or Yard No Matter How Small

Author: Will Cook

Publisher: Vertical Gardening Group

ISBN: 9780988433656

Category: Urban gardening

Page: 110

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Gardening 101

Learn how to Plan, Plant, and Maintain a Garden

Author: Martha Stewart

Publisher: Oxmoor House

ISBN: 9780848719715

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 1480

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Learn to become a skilled, successful gardener one step at a time, with this volume. It includes easy-to-follow illustrated lessons, giving the reader all the information required to grow their favourite vegetables, flowers, trees, and shrubs.