Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead: Five Steps to the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Garden of Your Dreams

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Crown Publishers, 1998 - Gardening - 201 pages
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Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead shows you how to triumph over climate, garden pests, and the design cliches of the typical suburban landscape to make gardening an unrivaled entertainment.
Here's how any gardener, even with limited land, money, time, or experience, can create a glorious cottage garden.
Siting, enclosing, and "furnishing" a garden
Using the classical rules of proportion to balance your garden plan
Making the most of your garden depending upon its angle to the sun
Constructing a garden path, a rusticated arbor, or a wattle fence
Combining trees, shrubs, and perennials for abundance and bloom throughout the growing season
Using color as a unifying theme, accent, or expression of mood
Propagating shrubs and perennials simply and cheaply
Plus a special section on chemical-free pest control and deer-resistant plants.

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Review: Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead: Five Steps to the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Garden of Your Dreams

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

The late, much-loved and lamented Mrs. Greenthumbs' other book is a tattered mess on my bookshelf, re-read annually. So it was with great joy that I learned she'd written another gardening book. I was ... Read full review

Review: Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead: Five Steps to the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Garden of Your Dreams

User Review  - Tracy - Goodreads

This was a fun garden book. I especially loved the section on making a garden path. It made me laugh. I liked the planting suggestions and the fifth rule: don't plant magenta next to taxicab yellow! Read full review

Contents

Plant Perennials and Plant
56
Use Plants That Grow Easily in Your
95
Have Something in Bloom Throughout
133
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About the author (1998)

Cassandra Danz is also the author of Mrs. Greenthumbs, and she writes a regular column for Country Living Gardener magazine. She gardens in New York City and upstate New York.


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