Month-by-month Gardening in the Prairie Lands: Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

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Cool Springs Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Gardening - 366 pages
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The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. When is the best time to plant trees and shrubs? Should I fertilize my lawn now? Is it time to prune my roses? What should I be doing in my garden this month? You'll find the answers to these questions and much more inside. This easy-to-use book highlights each of the ten major plant categories using a monthly format. It guides you through each month of the year, telling you exactly what your garden needs. It is like having an expert in the garden with you all year long. Valuable hints are located throughout the book, and beautiful photographs will inspire you. Written just for gardeners where you live, you can be confident that the information is right for you-and your garden will show it.

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Contents

January February March April May June July August September October November December Benefits of a Gardening Schedule
7
Weather Conditions
8
Soil Conditions
9
Hardiness Zones
10
Planning Your Prairie Lands Garden
11
Soil Preparation
12
Soil Amendments
13
Mulching
15
February
175
March
176
April
178
May
180
June
182
July
184
August
186
September
188

Watering
16
Pruning
17
Pest Mangement
18
Winter Care
20
General Overview
21
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones
22
Chapter
25
Introduction
28
January
30
February
32
March
34
April
36
May
38
June
40
July
42
August
44
September
46
October
48
Chapter
49
November
50
December
52
Chapter
53
Planting Chart
57
January
59
February
60
March
61
April
62
May
64
June
66
July
68
August
70
September
72
October
74
November
76
December
78
Chapter
79
Planting Chart
88
January
90
February
92
March
94
April
96
May
98
June
100
July
102
August
104
September
106
October
108
November
110
December
112
Chapter
113
Planting Chart
118
January
120
February
122
March
123
April
124
May
126
June
128
July
130
August
132
September
134
October
136
November
137
December
138
Chapter
139
Planting Chart
143
January
146
February
148
March
150
April
152
May
154
June
156
July
158
August
160
September
162
October
164
November
166
December
168
Lawns Introduction
169
January
174
October
190
November
192
December
194
Chapter
195
Planting Chart
199
January
202
February
204
March
206
April
208
May
210
June
212
July
214
August
216
September
218
October
220
November
222
December
224
Chapter
225
Planting Chart
232
January
234
February
235
March
236
April
238
May
240
June
242
July
244
August
246
September
248
October
250
November
251
December
252
Chapter
253
Planting Chart
259
January
262
February
264
March
266
April
268
May
270
June
272
July
274
August
276
September
278
October
280
November
282
December
284
Chapter
285
Planting Chart
289
January
292
February
294
March
296
April
298
May
300
June
302
July
304
August
306
September
308
October
310
November
312
December
314
Chapter
315
Planting Chart
319
January
322
February
324
March
326
April
328
May
330
June
332
July
334
August
336
September
338
October
340
November
342
December
344
Appendix Glossary
347
MailOrder Nurseries
350
Gardens to Visit
352
Bibliography
356
Meet the Authors
365
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About the author (2005)

Cathy Wilkerson Barash is the author of several books, including The Climbing Garden , Evening Gardens , and Edible Flowers . Currently President of the Garden Writer's Association, Cathy's articles have been featured in The New York Times , magazines such as Organic Gardening , New York , Woman's Day , and Home. In 1989, she was awarded the Quill and Trowel Award from the GWA for excellence in journalism for newspaper feature writing.

Melinda Myers is a Horticultural Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Many recognize Myers as the host of "Great Lakes Gardener," a public television program that airs throughout the Great Lakes and provides region-specific advice to Midwest gardeners. She hosts the "Plant Doctor Radio Show" on WTMJ Radio, writes a bi-monthly column for The Milwaukee Journal and has been contributing editor and columnist for Birds & Blooms Magazine since 1996. Melinda is a member of numerous horticultural associations and earned the 1998 Garden Communicator's Award from the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the 1998 Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writer's Association of America.

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