100 Garden Tips and Timesavers, Issue 182

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2005 - Gardening - 120 pages
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With this latest in the distinguished Brooklyn Botanic Garden series, you can minimize maintenance and maximize enjoyment of your garden. An A to Z handbook to saving money, time, and resources offers clever shortcuts for all your indoor and outdoor gardening chores. Try these ideas: Set a small pot inside a larger one to propagate dozens of African violets at once. Use birds as your chief insecticide, with birdbaths along paths, seed sprinkled on plant leaves, and shade tree resting-nesting places. Create free composts, mulches, and fertilizers from your fall leaves, summer grass clippings, kitchen wastes, and spent plants, with a simple sheet method that eliminates expensive tumblers.

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Contents

Introduction
7
Gardening Techniques
8
Deadheading Annuals for Repeat Blooms 2 Pinching for Compact Plants
10
The Benefits of Raised Beds n 5 Extend the Season With Cold Frames
12
A Moss Carpet for Shade
13
Keeping a Moss Lawn Tidy
14
LowMaintenance Hedges
15
Pruning for Proper Hedge Shape
16
Making a Moon Garden
61
Easy Monochromatic Gardens
63
Container Gardening 56 ContainerGardening Tips
67
Great Plant Combos for Pots
68
Getting Creative With Containers
69
Growing Herbs in Small Spaces
70
MiniVegetables for Containers
72
Overwintering Potted Plants
73

When to Prune Flowering Shrubs
17
Pruning Hybrid Tea Roses
18
Rejuvenating Flowering Shrubs
19
Take Advantage of Microclimates
20
Grow DroughtTolerant Plants
22
Harvesting Rainwater
23
Keeping Track of Rainfall
24
Supporting Tall Flowers
25
Protect Tree Trunks With Plants
26
Edging Beds and Borders
27
Containing Aggressive Plants
28
Giving Caladiums a Head Start
29
SpringBulb Basics
30
Improving the Soil 24 Winter Rye as a Cover Crop
33
What to Do With Autumn Leaves
34
Compost Fundamentals
35
Making Compost Last Longer
37
What When and How to Mulch
39
Making Use of Wood Ash
40
Pest Controls 32 Attracting Birds the Ultimate Insecticide
41
Safe Easy Insecticidal Soaps
42
Saving Seedlings With Cutworm Collars
43
Keeping Slugs Under Control
44
Deer Deterrents That Work
45
Using Kitchen Supplies to Control Weeds
46
Making More African Violets
47
Dividing Clumps of Herbaceous Perennials
48
Overwintering Plants With Cuttings
50
Making More Woody Perennials
51
Keeping Seeds Viable
52
Thinning for Healthy Seedlings
54
Creating a Garden Plan the Easy Way
55
Keeping Borders Colorful
57
LowMaintenance Plantings for Slopes
58
FastGrowing Moveable Screens
59
Nurture a SelfSown Garden
60
Making the Most of Portable Pots
74
Gardening Indoors 63 Make Your Cut Flowers Last
75
Dry Flowers for Winter Bouquets
76
Forcing Bulbs for Winter Bloom
77
The Easiest Indoor Bulb
78
Harvest Veggies From Your Windowsill
79
FreshPicked Herbs YearRound
81
Overwintering Tender Perennial Herbs
82
Safe and Easy Pest Control
84
The Best Way to Water Houseplants
85
How to Water While Youre on Vacation
86
WeedFree Asparagus Beds
87
Harvest Beans All Summer Long
88
Increasing Your Corn Crop
89
Interplanting Corn and Pumpkin to Save Space
90
Temporary Greenhouses for Seedlings
91
Getting a Bumper Crop of LongSeason Veggies
92
Double Your Harvest With Intercropping
93
Hardy Vegetables for the LateSeason Garden
94
Protecting Vegetables From LateSeason Cold
95
JumpStarting Onions Shallots and Garlic
97
Grow Shallots in Raised Beds
98
LateSeason Planting of Alliums
99
Supporting Peas
100
Storing Hardy Vegetables
101
Six Ways to Support Tomatoes
102
Ripening Tomatoes Indoors in Fall
106
What to Do With a Bumper Crop
107
Trash to Treasure 93 Compost Bins Made of Reused Materials
109
GolfBag Tool Carrier
110
Herbal Place Cards
111
Homemade Soaker Hose
112
New Lives for Clay Flowerpots
113
Panty Hose Rope
114
Index and Contributors
116
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