The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs
With hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, people are finding it more and more appealing to enjoy their leisure time at home rather than packing their bags in search of peaceful retreats. But how can they confidently create a garden retreat? By following Cohen and Benner's trusted advice and building a nonstop garden, they'll have more creative planting options, a garden that provides year-round interest, and - most importantly - a yard that requires less maintenance than a traditional perennial border.
The Nonstop Garden gives gardeners all the information they need to create a productive, beautiful garden from the ground up. This easy-to-use guide is split into four main parts: the nuts and bolts of designing a mixed garden, the garden's main attractions (trees and shrubs), the garden's supporting cast (bulbs, annuals, edibles, and vines), and finishing touches (ornamentation, containers, and garden structures). The Nonstop Garden also includes ten fail-safe design plans that can be incorporated into any garden. Gardeners can choose from a native garden, a scented garden, a gold-colored garden, a garden for wet sites, a vibrant-colored garden, a cool-colored garden, a winter garden, a shade garden, and a design plan for the daunting area known as the hellstrip. Building a better, smarter garden has never been so much fun.
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Review: The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season DesignsUser Review - Candy - Goodreads
A practical guide to having a garden that always looks interesting. I think this book would be a good one to own and read each year. I'm going to try some of the "self sowers" in my garden next summer ... Read full review
Review: The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season DesignsUser Review - Beth - Goodreads
A very good resource book for keeping gardens interesting even in winter. I got several good ideas from it and continue to consult it when making new gardens or redesigning old ones. Read full review
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