Annuals for dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 27, 1998 - Gardening - 380 pages
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Known for their brilliant colors, absolutely charming nature, and tragically short life -- well, not so tragic really! -- annuals do have a shorter life span than their fellow perennials, but they also are some of the easiest and most versatile flowers to grow.

In Annuals For Dummies, Bill Marken and the National Gardening Association editors give you the know-how to get your garden blooming in no time. You'll find friendly and expert advice about

  • Selecting the right annuals for your climate
  • Dealing with those pesky pests that love your annuals as much as you do
  • Designing a garden no matter how large or small a space you may have
  • Growing annuals when you have less-than-sunny conditions
  • Discovering tips for tilling the soil and organic gardening
  • Finding online gardening information and the best mail-order resources for gardeners

As an added bonus, Annuals For Dummies also features more than 100 beautiful color photographs of annuals from African Daisies to Zinnias and contains suggestions for spectacular color combinations and beautiful garden designs.

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Contents

introduction
1
IeahYtove
7
Growing Annuals in Your Little Corner of the World
21
Every Annual under the
57
Annuals from A to Z
77
Designing Annual Beds and Borders
115
Designing Annual Beds and Borders 715
117
Planning Beds and Borders
127
Feeding Those Hungry Annuals
195
Staking Pruning Deadheading and Other Joys of Gardening
207
Tackling the Key Gardening Tasks
208
It Hurts You More Than It Hurts the Plant
214
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220
Weed Wars and Your Ally Mulch
237
Creating Special Annual Gardens 215
245
Growing Annual Wildflower Gardens
263

Starting at Ground Level 143
37
Starting at Ground Level 743
39
page
47
Sowing Seeds
159
Planting Seedlings 171
33
The Care and Feeding of Annuals
181
The Care and Feeding of Annuals 757
183
Growing Annuals for Cutting
273
The Part of Tens
287
Ten Annuals for Every Color of the Rainbow
301
Sources for More Information
305
Index
313
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About the author (1998)

About the Authors Bill Marken, former Editor-in-Chief of Sunset magazine, is the Editor of Rebecca's Garden magazine and California Editor of Garden Escape (www.garden.com). He is the recipient of the American Horticultural Society's prestigious Horticultural Communication Award. The National Gardening Association is recognized for its bimonthly National Gardening magazine and its prolific work in science education for children. The Association is also the coauthor of Gardening For DummiesŪ, Roses For DummiesŪ, Perennials For DummiesŪ, Lawn Care For DummiesŪ, and Container Gardening For DummiesŪ.

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