New England Gardener's Handbook: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a New England Garden

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Cool Springs Press, Aug 30, 2012 - Gardening - 272 pages
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New England Gardener's Handbook is written by popular gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for New England gardeners. In addition to the hundreds of hardy plants in eleven different plant categories, there are monthly to-do calendars assisting gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to pruning. Full-color photos for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all New England gardeners with expert advice for home gardeners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

 

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Contents

WELCOME TO GARDENING IN NEW ENGLAND
6
ANNUALS
26
PERENNIALS
48
BULBS
72
GROUNDCOVERS
90
LAWNS ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
106
ROSES
122
VEGETABLES HERBS
142
VINES
186
TREES
202
CONIFERS
224
APPENDIX
238
GLOSSARY
255
BIBLIOGRAPHY
259
INDEX
261
MEET THE AUTHORS
270

SHRUBS
166

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Jacqueline Heriteau is one of America's most highly regarded garden writers. She has written more than thirty books on gardening and cooking and countless articles for magazines and newspapers. She was general editor of The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening and the recipient of the American Association of Nurserymen's Communicator of the Year Award. Jacqui is a Fellow of the Garden Writers Association. Holly Hunter Stonehill grew up in Connecticut in a family whose shared interests were gardening and cooking. She tended the vegetable plot and the flower gardens, gathered fruit for jellies and jams, and tasted and tested recipes for her mother's cookbooks. Holly has co-authored two cookbooks with Jacqui and a series of grow-and-cook-it herbs and spices calendars. Liz Ball is a horticultural writer, photographer, researcher, and teacher.  Over the past 20 years, her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous catalogs, magazines, and books. She has co-authored nine books on plant and landscape care for Rodale and other publishers. She is the sole author of many others, including Cool Springs Press titles My Pennsylvania Garden, a Journal (2000); Month-By-Month Gardening in Pennsylvania (revised 2007) and Pennsylvania Gardener's Guide (2002).  James Fizzell has more than 50 years of hands-on horticultural experience, making him the source other experts turn to with their toughest turf, vegetable, landscape, and plant problems.  Fizzell is well known to midwest gardeners through numerous appearances on radio and TV and from articles for neighborhood weekly newspapers.  Jim has written more than twelve books for midwest gardeners for Cool Springs Press.   Joe Lamp'l (aka joe gardener®) is the host of two national television shows: GardenSMART on PBS and DIY Network's Fresh from the Garden. His latest project includes producing and hosting a brand new series on PBS, Growing a Greener World. He's also a syndicated columnist and author, and his latest book is The Green Gardener's Guide: Simple Significant Actions to Protect and Preserve the Planet.

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