The Gardener's Home Companion
Gramercy Books, Sep 1, 2002 - Gardening - 651 pages
A comprehensive gardening reference book that provides the beginning or expert gardener--and all those in between--with everything he or she needs to know about raising over 350 edible and ornamental plants. Unique step-by-step instructions with over 150 line drawings make every part of the gardening process accessible and understandable. Here is the key to doing great things in the garden!
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THE GARDEN SITE
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
PREPARING THE SOIL
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12 inches all-purpose fertilizer areas bark chips beds berries blossoms blue Botanical name bulbs canes climates clumps cold frame compost cool corms cultivars danger of frost daylilies diatomaceous earth early spring evergreen EXPOSURE fall feet tall flavor FLOWER COLOR FLOWER FORM fluorescent light foliage fruit Full sun garden germinate grass green ground cover GROWING RANGE grown Harvest heat hybrids inches tall keep last frost lawn layer leaf mold leaves manure Method Start seeds moist outdoors before planting partial shade peat moss perennial plants permanent spacing Pests Pests and diseases pink PLANT HEIGHT Plant seeds PLANT TYPE Prepare soil outdoors PROPAGATION Prune purple rhizomes rock gardens rose rotenone rows SEASON OF BLOOM seedlings seeds indoors Selected Species Set plants outdoors shrubs soil amendments Sow seeds outdoors stems summer temperatures Thin or transplant tolerate trees varieties vegetables vines weather weeds weeks Well-rotted manure yellow Zones 9