Making a Garden: Reliable Techniques, Outstanding Plants, and Honest Advice
Here's the gardener you wish you had next door, speaking from personal experience and offering expert advice. As Rita Buchanan writes, "This book has a mission--to inspire you to go dig up a part of your yard and plant a garden there. When that place is full, dig another spot and transform it, too. Keep this up until you're totally surrounded by fragrant flowers, tasty herbs, and colorful foliage. You'll never look back." The sixteen chapters cover some of the most popular subjects in gardening--herbs, fragrant plants, cut flowers, bulbs, and groundcovers--as well as some of the most challenging: planting under a tree, gardening on a hillside, growing flowers that survive hot summers, and choosing plants for winter beauty. Gardening leads in many directions, but they all revolve around growing plants. This is the book that will inspire you as it shows you how to get started.
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Here's a gardening book loaded with advice and ideas that even experienced gardeners will find helpful. For example, Buchanan explains how to develop your own garden nursery for propagating unfamiliar plants like perennials and shrubs before incorporating them into your home landscape. Buchanan has extensive experience as a gardener and an author of garden books, including the "Taylor's Guide" series, a standard in garden literature. Here she shares her experience with propagating perennials and growing ground cover, shrubs, vegetables, fruits and berries, flowers, bulbs, and herbs. Buchanan's advice provides beginners and experienced growers alike with methods for the home garden. She shares information but never preaches. This is a useful source for gardening clients looking for information on successful techniques.--Dale Luchsinger, Milwaukee Area Technical Coll. Lib.
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