Get Growing: An Everyday Guide to High-impact, Low-fuss Gardens

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HarperCollins Canada, Feb 15, 2011 - Gardening - 352 pages

Have you ever looked enviously at a neighbour’s garden and wished you had a green thumb? Have you ever gone to the garden centre full of enthusiasm, only to find yourself confused and defeated? Have you ever wished that somehow gardening could just be, well, easy? If so, it’s time to Get Growing with Frankie Flowers. In 352 pages packed with inspiring yet instructional photos, Frankie coaches gardeners of all levels through the basics of getting a garden growing. Broken down into seasonal chapters that give the reader concise, clear instructions on what you need to do now and why, it provides a solid foundation for building a beautiful ornamental garden, a healthy, natural lawn and a bountiful vegetable garden. With tons of step-by-step detail -- in words and photos -- this book includes everything from planning and planting to pruning and fine tuning. It’ll also help gardeners of all levels troubleshoot problems like weeds and slugs and rodents (oh my!). Gardening shouldn’t be complicated or overwhelming -- it should be fun. The secret is just to get outside and Get Growing!

 

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Contents

Digging In
Early SpringGetting Ready to Grow
LAWN
Repairing Damage
Where Lawns Wont Work
The Numbers Game
FLOWER GARDEN
Pruning Clematis
7 Reasons Why That Plant Isnt Blooming
Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden
The Plant Pharmacy
VEGETABLE GARDEN
Keeping Cats Away
LAWN
FallFinal Fling
FLOWER GARDEN

Design Disasters
The Magic Numbers
Growing from Seed
VEGETABLE GARDEN
SpringLet the Planting Begin
FLOWER GARDEN
Frankies MustHaves in Plant Selection
Frankies Basic Rules of Colour
VEGETABLE GARDEN
Planting Your Vegetables
My Favourite Vegetables to Grow in Containers
LAWN
SummerPlaying Defence
FLOWER GARDEN
SquirrelProofing Your Bulbs
Welcoming Birds into Your Garden
VEGETABLE GARDEN
Ripening Tomatoes Off the Vine
LAWN
WinterRest and Reflection
Potted Christmas Trees
Plant Index
Plants by Latin Name
Index
Acknowledgements
Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

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FRANK FERRAGINE reaches over one million Canadians each week as the gardening expert and weather specialist for BT Toronto, CityLine and City TV News, and he also writes for the Toronto Sun, Chatelaine and Today’s Parent. His family business, Bradford Greenhouses, is one of Canada’s largest combined greenhouse/garden businesses. He lives with his family in Bradford, Ontario. He is Canada’s most followed garden expert online.

SHANNON J. ROSS is the photographer behind Food to Grow and is a regular contributor to Canadian lifestyle magazines. After graduating from McGill University, he opened Shannon Ross Photography in 1999 and since then has photographed for a wide range of editorial, advertising and corporate clients. Shannon lives with his wife and their two cats in Toronto, Ontario.

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