1001 Hints & Tips for Your Garden

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Readers Digest, 1996 - Gardening - 416 pages
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Whether you want to plant a tree, choose a climber, grow fragrant flowers, or learn how to apply the various types of fertilizer, this comprehensive A-to-Z book will help you get the job done. And because topics are cross-referenced, you will find it easy to use.
Inside are samplers of varieties of the best-loved plants - flowers, vegetables, trees, and shrubs - and a list of tulips that will take turns blooming all spring long. And for lovers of lilies, there is a guide for three months of blossoms. A month-by-month calendar provides a handy checklist for taking care of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, lawns, and container plants. Also included are tips on how to attract butterflies and ladybugs to your garden, easy ways to compost, and a list of good patio plants.
1001 Hints & Tips for Your Garden offers secrets for siting plants and strategies for coping with weeds, wind, drought, and frost. Here, too, are plants which are best for creating privacy and baffling noise. An illustrated 20-page section on common pests and diseases shows how to diagnose and deal with problems in the garden. And tips on hedges, fences, trellises, and fountains help the gardener achieve a finished look in the garden.
Twelve special features cover such topics as heirloom vegetables and roses, wildflower meadows and period gardens.
 

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Quick tips seem to be the order of the day in gardening literature, as this book follows hard on the heels of Pippa Greenwood's Gardening Hints and Tips (LJ 10/15/96). Unlike Greenwood, Reader's ... Read full review

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This book is a very usefull tool for every gardener who intends on creating an orchard, a flower shop or a sweet valley garden. Please treat it with the most applicable attention as much as possible.
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Contents

CLIMATE
10
Aluminum Foil
16
ARCHITECTURAL PLANTS
22
Avocados
28
Basil
34
Benches
40
Cabbage
53
Cats
59
Ladybugs
158
Laws
164
Lime
171
Moles
177
NATURE
186
Nurseries
192
Orchids
198
Palms
204

Citrus Fruits
65
Daffodils
82
Dwarfs
88
Espaliers
94
Fertilizer
101
Firewood
103
Freezing Food
110
Geraniums
116
Grass
122
H an gi ng Baskets 12 8
129
Herbs
138
INSIDE THE HOUSE
146
Ivy
152
Peas
210
Perspective
216
Pollination
222
Potatoes
228
Primroses
234
Propagation
240
Pumpkins
246
Rhubarb
253
VINTAGE VEGETABLES
312
Water Barrels
318
TOOLS 294
324
PERIOD GARDENS 214
384
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