Better Homes and Gardens Beds and Borders
John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
, Dec 21, 2009
- 224 pages
A highly visual plant-by-numbers guide to planning and planting a garden. Complete with illustrations, photos, and helpful lists and problem-solution sections, this book will appeal to gardeners of all skill levels in every region of the country. More than 90 garden projects and over 300 photos and illustrations. Each garden project comes complete with a color photo, and overhead plan-view planting plan, an illustration, and a plant list for easy shopping. Each garden project has a plan shown as a photograph, illustrated in elevation, and as a plan-view with a planting grid to show correct spacing and plant size. Each garden project includes a plant list indicating how many of each type of plant is needed in the plan, which can benefit as a shopping list for consumers. Informative sidebars are categorized as "Garden Smarter" tips; "Plant Superstars" describing the best plant for specific circumstances; "BHG Regional Notes" for ways to adapt the garden for various regions across the country; and "BHG Money Saver" wtih frugal gardening tips. Color-coded headers quickly identify the garden as best suited for sun or shade, drought tolerant, or adapted to other special sites or situations. Special features include problem-solution sections for hard-to-landscape areas, such as slopes, shade, and dry spots. Includes a free subscription to Better Homes and Gardens magazine with purchase.