101 Commonsense Gardening Tips: Practical Advice from Master Gardeners
With almost thirty years in the gardening business, Deborah and Michael Sweeton have fielded questions on gardening from every angle. Here, they offer straightforward answers and tips, complete with color photographs, on such topics as: -- Planting tomatoes -- Pruning a tree safely -- Deadheading, or removing old flowers -- Troubleshooting sick plants -- Cutting roses for display -- Using bulbs in spring and fall -- And much more Easy-to-follow suggestions and illustrative photographs make this book a winner-whether readers wonder about a specific perennial or what grows well in certain areas, planting techniques or pest control, a quick and smart response is just a page away.
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