New Complete Guide to Gardening
An invaluable reference for both novice and experienced gardeners with 600 full-color pages packed with over 750 photos of overall gardens and individual plants.Readers will find complete information on perennials, roses, bulbs, annuals, lawns, trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs.270 pages of plant encyclopedias provide detailed how-to-grow-it informa-tion for nearly 500 plants. A photo accompanies each encyclopedia entry.100 page special design section helps homeowners translate basic information into specific solutions for the challenges in their own yard.Step-by-step illustrations show all the techniques critical to proper plant maintenance.Dozens of handy charts help readers at a glance learn which plants are best for which situations.Information provided for all regions of the country.
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DEVELOPING THE RIGHT LANDSCAPE PLAN
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