American Horticultural Society garden plants and flowers
DK Pub., May 17, 2004 - Gardening - 420 pages
Easy-to-use and very accessible to the average gardener, Garden Plants and Flowers is a plant by plant guide that shows you what to grow and how to grow it. Including more than 2,500 common garden plants and arranged alphabetically within each plant type, such as trees and shrubs, this is one of the most practical guides on the market.
The American Horticultural Society's mission is to open the eyes of all Americans to the vital connection between people and plants, to inspire all Americans to become responsible caretakers of the Earth, to celebrate America's diversity through the arts and sciences of horticulture, and to lead this effort by sharing the Society's unique national resources with all Americans.
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Introduction 366 CARING FOR PLANTS
io Trees and shrubs 374 Buying plants
Using climbers in the garden Lists of plants for specific sites
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acidic soil AHS heat zones alkaline soil annuals areas attractive bedding blue buds bulbs climbers clumps clusters cold frame color compost corms cultivars Cultivation Grow Cut back cuttings see p.394 dark green Deadhead deciduous Divide plants early autumn early spring early summer enriched with well-rotted evergreen evergreen shrub ferns flower heads foliage frame in autumn frame in spring fronds full sun grasses groundcover Grow in fertile grown growth hedges herbaceous border hostas late spring late summer late winter midspring midsummer moist but well-drained mulch partial shade perennials phloxes pink plants see p.395 powdery mildew Prune purple rhizomes rock garden roots scented seedlings shrubs soil in full Sow seed species spoil the shape spreading spring or autumn stems summer see p.394 sun or partial Take semiripe cuttings Take softwood cuttings tall tolerate Trim upright well-drained soil well-rotted organic matter white flowers winter or early woodland yellow