The Plant Care Manual: The Essential Guide to Caring for and Rejuvenating Over 300 Garden Plants
Fully illustrated with plant portraits and step-by-step explanatory artwork, The Plant Care Manual gives broad-based advice on all aspects of caring for more than 300 permanent garden plants. The book not only presents the information gardeners need, but it provides an understanding of how and why certain techniques result in a thriving garden. The book's flexible wipe-clean binding makes it easy to use in the garden. Full-color photographs.
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