The Gardener's Guide to Succulents is a stunning visual reference identifying over 125 plants from 40 different genera of succulents and cacti.
Author: Misa Matsuyama
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
The Gardener's Guide to Succulents is a stunning visual reference identifying over 125 plants from 40 different genera of succulents and cacti. Fleshy, spiny, hairy, flowering—and coming in every imaginable shape, color and size—this plant family has captured the affection of plant enthusiasts all over the world. This book provides a beautiful overview of the diversity that succulents have to offer, presenting a wide variety of popular plants to help you create striking, aesthetically pleasing compositions. This succulent guide includes information about: What each variety needs and where it thrives Plant characteristics, with ratings on ease of growth and maintenance requirements Ideas for group plantings and illustrated tips on indoor planting Striking identification photos, rich in color and contrast This succulent encyclopedia is a useful resource for everyone—from cacti beginners looking to decorate their living space to serious gardeners hoping to expand their succulent plantings.
* Best-selling author Alan Titchmarsh brings us the definitive guide to gardening throughout the year.* This ideal gardening companion will be released to coincide with a BBC2 6 x 30 television series to be broadcast in early 2006.* THE ...
Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: Bbc Publications
The Gardener's Year is not about quick fixes, design makeovers or hard drudge, but simply about knowing what you should be doing in your garden, when, and why. Month by month Alan gives us the low-down on how to keep your garden looking its best. In-depth and packed full of useful tips, it includes advice on everything from what seeds you can plant out in your vegetable plot in May, to how to keep your hanging baskets looking stunning in September.
Before you launch into enthusiastic digging of beds or blow your budget on
packets of seeds with fantastic pictures on the front, it is wise to first stop and to
consider who is going to manage the gardening project, both now and in the
Author: Sue Ward
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
The practical guide to creating a working garden for children in the early years to enjoy year after year. Whatever time of year it is, involving young children in gardening can be an excellent way to develop a wide range of skills for the EYFS and can bring children of all abilities together. This gem of a guide aims to provide a step-by-step guide to creating an early years garden from first conception to eating your own veg! Features: Where to start: how to plan for your garden and get funding Calendar of what to plant and harvest when Tips on plant that are great for cooking, as well as the ones that are guaranteed to give the quickest results A wealth of activities based around your garden, all linked to the ELGs An essential for any green-minded nursery, whether you are a novice or an experienced gardner.
It includes plant information as well as when-to-do-it information. Covering decorative landscape plants and edible plants, this handbook is a thorough introduction to gardening in the Rocky Mountains.
Author: John Cretti
Rocky Mountain Gardener's Handbook is an all-inclusive gardener's reference book. It includes plant information as well as when-to-do-it information. Covering decorative landscape plants and edible plants, this handbook is a thorough introduction to gardening in the Rocky Mountains.
DIVWith over 30 years of gardening experience, renowned regional horticulturalist Melinda Myers brings you the perfect when-to, how-to, and which-plant guide for gardening in the Midwestern United States./divDIV/divDIVMeant for the more ...
Author: Melinda Myers
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
DIVWith over 30 years of gardening experience, renowned regional horticulturalist Melinda Myers brings you the perfect when-to, how-to, and which-plant guide for gardening in the Midwestern United States./divDIV/divDIVMeant for the more experienced intermediate to advanced gardener, Midwest Gardener’s Handbook is an all-inclusive resource guide featuring hundreds of proven plants—including winter-hardy choices—that are optimal for Midwestern gardeners. With the help of gorgeous photography and in-depth instructions, author Melinda Myers will teach you how to plant, prune, water, control pests, and continually care for your personal outdoor oasis. A helpful icon key highlights each featured plant’s benefits, along with its particular sun and shade requirements. Featured plant categories discuss annuals, bulbs, edibles, ferns and groundcovers, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, turfgrasses, and vines. Each plant is showcased with specific advice on how, when, and where to plant; growing tips, such as watering requirements; and descriptions of routine care. Alongside these “nitty-gritty” aspects of planting and growing, Myers shares her inspiration for garden design, the various ways you can beautifully incorporate plants into your landscape, and her favorite cultivars and species. Even better, she provides twelve full months of when-to advice for each plant category, allowing you to successfully enjoy this peaceful pastime all year round. With proven, practical instructions adapted specially for the Midwestern climate, Midwest Gardener’s Handbook is your ticket to successful planting in America’s Heartland./div
This colorfully illustrated guide to community gardening offers comprehensive planning and planting advice to those looking to start a community garden as well as to those interested in joining an existing garden.
Author: Ben Raskin
Publisher: Lumina Press
Community gardens are "cropping” up all over, allowing neighbors to work together, grow together, and reap the delicious rewards of their labor together. As more and more people become interested in getting back to nature and growing their own food, the community-gardening movement is exploding in popularity, giving city and suburban dwellers an opportunity to try out their green thumbs. This colorfully illustrated guide to community gardening offers comprehensive planning and planting advice to those looking to start a community garden as well as to those interested in joining an existing garden. Inside The Community Garden Handbook: *Profiles of different types of community gardens around the world, such as community-supported agriculture, shared plots and individual plots, orchards, rooftop gardens, movable gardens, and more *Getting the whole family involved in the community’s gardening efforts *Starting a community garden from scratch, including gathering a team, navigating the legalities, and securing funds *Organizing fun community events, such as seed swaps and workshops, to raise awareness of and draw participants to community gardens *Selecting a site, Planning the garden’s layout, irrigation system, and division of plots *A season-by-season schedule of tasks to maximize growing and harvesting and maintain the garden in the off-season *A plant directory featuring detailed descriptions of close to 50 flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and more that will thrive in a community-garden setting
Think of your garden as an empty palette where you can mix and match colors
and moods and reflections to your own individual needs and desires. Another
way to consider the layout of your garden is to imagine yourself sculpting the
Author: Dede Cummings
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Features profiles and uses for cultivated herbs (astragalus, calendula, chamomile, comfrey, echinacea, elder, garlic, lemon balm, motherwort, peppermint, sage, valerian) and wild herbs (burdock, coltsfoot, dandelion, mullein, nettle, plantain, red clover, red raspberry, self-heal, St. John's wort, yarrow, yellow dock).
FRONTGARDEN. BIN. STORE. I'ma big fan ofrecycling, but even I struggle with
the number ofboxes, bins and bags required to separate up the rubbish. A timber
bin store can bring order to chaos, while also looking good. Every council has a ...
Author: Toby Buckland
Publisher: Random House
In this brilliant official companion to Gardeners' World, lead presenter Toby Buckland offers a complete guide to making you a better gardener. Toby sees the garden as connected to the kitchen, the compost heap and the world beyond. He encourages us to turn gardening into an adventure rather than a list of chores. It becomes a workshop to fashion an apple press from skip-scavenged timber, or a warm greenhouse sanctuary. Borders aren't just for weeding, they're for strawberries by the punnet-load. Piles of golden leaves along the roadside aren't just the soggy debris of autumn but the potential for soil-enriching leaf mould. Opening our eyes to these connections helps us appreciate the joy of gardening, and this book teaches you the craft. However big or small your plot, whether you are starting from scratch or looking for new ideas to refresh an established scheme, the Practical Gardening Handbook will show you how to bring your garden alive.
Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer's Almanac Vegetable Gardener's Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants--and growers--thrive.
Author: Old Farmer's Almanac
Publisher: Old Farmer's Almanac
Grow the best vegetable garden ever with timeless, tried-and-true methods and advice from The Old Farmer's Almanac! Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer's Almanac Vegetable Gardener's Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants--and growers--thrive. -Step-by-step advice for success with more than 30 vegetables -Space for recording your observations and experiences -Delicious recipes -Ways to preserve your harvest -And much more!
THIS PUBLICATION has been prepared to aid the gardener in identifying the
more common insects and related forms and the more common diseases that
attack vegetable gardens in the United States and to provide him with simple
Seasonal chores still include some fertilizing, dividing, watering, and weeding,
but a well-designed, well- planted garden of up toan acrecan be kept intip-top
conditionwith an averageof only twochore hours a week. Successful gardening ...
Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
The organic gardening movement has been long established among vegetable growers. With the mainstreaming of ideas about environmental and ecological preservation, the organic movement has come to ornamental gardening. And one of the primary spokespeople for that movement is Sasquatch’s longtime author Ann Lovejoy. This new book is a complete handbook for ornamental gardening follows the principles and techniques of organic and sustainable gardening. Gardening naturally does mean going without products like Roundup, Weed and Feed, and chemical fertilizers. It also means that gardeners may opt for a selection of native plants that are compatible with local climate and soils. Some of the paradigm shift has to do with getting over the notion that one’s garden needs to be as spotless and tidy as something on a magazine cover. Gardening is all about process, and the methods that Ann Lovejoy explains in this book emphasize good soil preparation, composting, drainage, mulching, and right plant selection. This comprehensive book covers the steps from landscaping and designs to soil preparation to planting beds. She covers all of the elements of the garden: ground covers, lawns, shrubs, bulbs, trees – all with an eye to building a sustainable garden that grows without chemical fertilizers and pest control. You can try to make an Arizona backyard look like a Connecticut estate, but it’s going to take a lot of work, constant maintenance, more water than all the other gardens on your block, and a fat checkbook. There’s a simpler, more gratifying way to garden that is also good for people, pets, and wildlife. This practical book tells gardeners how to achieve that.
A handbook on general mechanical operations, including wood, metal, electrical,
and plumbing work, by C. T. Schaefer. ... For Health Gardeners' Handbook; successor to The Gardener; brief indications for the growing of common flowers, ...
Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and this thoroughly updated edition features the latest science-based recommendations for battling garden problems.
Author: Fern Marshall Bradley
Publisher: Rodale Books
With growing consumer awareness about the dangers of garden chemicals, turn to The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control as the most reliable and comprehensive guide on the garden shelf. Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and this thoroughly updated edition features the latest science-based recommendations for battling garden problems. With all-new photos of common and recently introduced pests and plant diseases, you can quickly identify whether you've discovered garden friend or foe and what action, if any, you should take. No other reference includes a wider range of methods for growing and maintaining an organic garden. The plant-by-plant guide features symptoms and solutions for 200 popular plants, including flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and fruits. The insect-and-disease encyclopedia includes a photo identification guide and detailed descriptions of damage readers may see. The extensive coverage of the most up-to-date organic control techniques and products, presented in order of lowest impact to most intensive intervention, makes it easy to choose the best control.
In this classic work on gardening in dry climates, first published in 2008, Olivier Filippi offers practical advice to achieve this goal based on his, and his wife Clara's, experience of working with mediterranean-region plants for over 30 ...
Author: Olivier Filippi
Making a garden that can withstand summer drought without irrigation is the dream of many who wish to garden in harmony with the environment. In this classic work on gardening in dry climates, first published in 2008, Olivier Filippi offers practical advice to achieve this goal based on his, and his wife Clara's, experience of working with Mediterranean-region plants for more than 30 years. The first part of the book examines the behavior of plants that face drought in their natural habitat. What is drought and how do plants manage to survive when little water is available? The second part is concerned with gardening techniques in a dry climate. How do you prepare the soil, when do you plant, and how do you maintain a dry garden? The third and longest part describes in detail no less than 500 rewarding plants that are well-adapted to dry gardens, each classified by a unique dry resistance code. The Dry Gardening Handbook is essential reading for gardeners who live in one of the world's Mediterranean climate zones and will also be of interest to gardeners in areas where drought is becoming a recurring problem.
New England Gardener’s Handbook is written by popular gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for New England gardeners.
Author: Jacqueline Heriteau
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
New England Gardener’s Handbook is written by popular gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for New England gardeners. In addition to the hundreds of hardy plants in eleven different plant categories, there are monthly to-do calendars assisting gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to pruning. Full-color photos for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all New England gardeners with expert advice for home gardeners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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