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In the same format as the very successful The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, this new primer is both painstakingly thorough and stunningly photographed. It covers every facet of growing perennials, annuals, bulbs, wildflowers, small trees, vines, and shrubs for season-long color and beauty.
It is organized in three sections, and the first focuses on the basics -- choosing the right varieties for your zone and type of garden, and planning and planting for maximum impact.
The second section presents plans for 25 distinctively themed gardens. And finally, a photographic encyclopedia of more than 400 species includes detailed descriptions of each plant -- garden uses, susceptibility to pests and diseases, propagation methods, and more.
The Flower Gardener's Bible is illustrated throughout with more than 500 full-color photographs that are joyously informal, and charming in their simplicity Dozens of charts group plants by bloom time, height, color, affinity to shade, specific soil and sun needs, appeal to birds and butterflies, and more. The Flower Gardener's Bible takes every reader -- at any level of interest and expertise -- and offers the one thing guaranteed to increase his or her pleasure in flower gardening -- knowledge. Paperback, 384 pages.
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Better Homes & Gardens Perennial GardeningBetter Homes & Gardens / 2010 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:
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Essential Perennials for Every Garden: Selection, Care, and Profiles to over 110 Easy Care PlantsSally Roth, Jane Courtieri5 Publishing / Trade Paperback$17.96 Retail:
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The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.
This is the complete guide to flower gardening as taught by a couple who learned through first-hand experience, trial and error and a little help from friends and advisers. The Washington Post
[Lewis and Nancy Hill] have again created a work that is fun to read, easy to understand, and so exhaustive it seems a veritable mini-encyclopedia. The American Gardener
loaded with advice on improving soil, fighting pests and disease, plans for theme gardens, a schedule of blossoming times, and an expansive description of more than 400 flowering plants. Lewis and Nancy Hill have compiled an excellent guide. Minneapolis Star Tribune
Lewis and Nancy Hills practical information on designing your flower garden is sure to make all your plants happy. Garden Gate
Its an all-in-one manual that covers everything needed for achieving success with plants. Country Decorating Ideas
Using their practical experiences as hands-on amateur gardeners, the Hills share techniques they find most useful, tips they feel most helpful, and treasured plants they think most reliable for successful flower gardens. Booklist
...this concise overview presents a range of possibilities for novices. Library Journal