Annuals: A Growing Guide for Easy, Colorful Gardens
Annuals are wonderful plants for the beginner gardener. Burpee Basics: Annuals provides detailed plant portraits for 75 of the most popular annuals, rating each one on a trowel scale of 1 to 3 trowels for ease in growing and maintenance. The book is jam-packed with practical information and tips on everything from using color in the garden and assembling a tool kit, to organic gardening, solutions to common mistakes, and pest control. Readers can refer to 7 simple watercolor garden designs for guidance in creating beds and borders for shade, cut flowers, and more.
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