Gardening Basics: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
Time-Life Books, 1997 - Gardening - 142 pages
Practical, beautiful books that help even beginners create breathtaking gardens. Bold, close-up photos and Time Life's how-to instructions make projects easy.
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GETTING STARTED 8 Making a Garden
Testing Your Soil
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2-inch layer 3-4 feet tall annuals average soil average to moist bare-root beds and borders begonias blade Boston ivy buds bulbs caladiums choose climbers clump color compost corms crocus damage deadheading deciduous digging Disease resistant divide drainage early spring early summer evergreen fall feet tall Zones fish emulsion foliage frost garden center grape hyacinth green leaves ground healthy hybrid tea inches deep inches tall Zones indoors late spring look Loosen soil mulch nursery nutrients oldest stems orange organic fertilizer partial shade perennials pink planting hole plastic potting soil prepared soil Pruning saw Pruning shears purple remove Replant root growth rootball seaweed extract seed seedlings shoots shovel shrub roses spading fork spot stakes stem cuttings sun/light shade sun/partial shade tall All zones tall Zones 3-8 top growth transplanting Trim Trowel vigorous vines weeds well-drained soil white flowers winter X-inch diameter yellow zones Red