Creating Good Gardens

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Creative Homeowner, 2000 - House & Home - 175 pages
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Creating Good Gardens: Flowers, Herbs, Vegetables, Trees, Shrubs is an environmentally friendly book. Readers will find everything they need to know to develop new gardens and take good care of those they already have. The book explains how to get started with annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, ground covers, trees, shrubs, herbs and vegetables; and then how to care for them like an expert. You will learn how to select plants to match the growing conditions at various locations on your property. Throughout, the methods are easy to follow, time saving, and safe for the environment. There is also information on garden design, as well as a chapter on creating water gardens and bird-and-butterfly gardens.

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Garden Care
Annuals Perennials

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About the author (2000)

Roger Holmes was the founding editor of Fine Gardening magazine. He co-edited Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening (with Rita Buchanan), edited Fine Woodworking magazine, and edited a number of highly regarded gardening books. He is also a full-time book producer specializing in gardening, who produced and coauthored (with Rita Buchanan) the Creative Homeowner Press series of regional Home Landscaping books, among others. Roger applies his landscaping and gardening savvy to his own yard and gardens.
Eleanore Lewis has been a gardening editor at Family Circle magazine and the editor of many of the gardening issues for Woman's Day Special Interest Publications. She writes gardening articles for national magazines, a monthly regional column for, and a nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column. Eleanore creates and maintains extensive gardens in her home landscape.

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