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Gardening Basics for Dummies (For Dummies)

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An all-in-one primer for creating a garden for the first time

The number-one hobby in the nation, gardening is enjoyed by over 75 percent of Americans. Gardening Basics For Dummies, Third Edition has been fully revised to focus on helping the beginner gardener get off to a solid start. This friendly, hands-on guide is packed with expert guidance on everything from flower beds and borders to trees, shrubs, and lawns. Would-be gardeners will discover how to landscape property, control pests safely, manage weeds, correct common gardening problems, and attract birds, bees, and butterflies to their gardens. Helpful step-by-step plans show how to create and cultivate organic and edible gardens, specific regional gardens, and butterfly and children’ s gardens. Plus, valuable tips on new tools and additives make gardening even easier.

The National Gardening Association is a widely recognized authority on the consumer lawn and garden market. It is the largest member-based, nonprofit organization of home gardeners in the United States.

Synopsis:

An all-in-one primer for creating a garden for the first time

The number-one hobby in the nation, gardening is enjoyed by over 75 percent of Americans. Gardening Basics For Dummies, Third Edition has been fully revised to focus on helping the beginner gardener get off to a solid start. This friendly, hands-on guide is packed with expert guidance on everything from flower beds and borders to trees, shrubs, and lawns. Would-be gardeners will discover how to landscape property, control pests safely, manage weeds, correct common gardening problems, and attract birds, bees, and butterflies to their gardens. Helpful step-by-step plans show how to create and cultivate organic and edible gardens, specific regional gardens, and butterfly and children’ s gardens. Plus, valuable tips on new tools and additives make gardening even easier.

The National Gardening Association is a widely recognized authority on the consumer lawn and garden market. It is the largest member-based, nonprofit organization of home gardeners in the United States.

Synopsis:

You’re now officially out of excuses for not planting the garden of your dreams. Even if you’ve never sowed a seed nor pulled a weed, Gardening Basics For Dummies contains everything you need to know about flowers, beds, borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to create your own private paradise. This friendly and informative guide also covers all of the tools and additives available to make gardening easier. You’ll discover:
  • Clear definitions and descriptions of the different types of plants
  • Tips on choosing the type of garden you want
  • How to create a garden plan
  • Easy-to-follow instructions for soil preparation
  • Advice on planting, growing and caring for annuals and perennials
  • Step-by-step plans for organic and edible gardens
  • Plans for butterfly and children's gardens

Packed with helpful tips on controlling pests safely, managing weeds, and correcting common gardening problems, Gardening for Dummies turns your brown thumb green in a hurry.

Synopsis:

Packed with fun and useful tips to help you plan your garden!

Create the garden of your dreams with the right plants and equipment

Want a green thumb? This handy guide gives beginning gardeners tips, plans, and insider know-how for getting started with flower beds, borders, vegetables, trees, shrubs, lawns, and more. Packed with step-by-step advice, illustrations, resources, and suggested plantings, this friendly guide covers all the tools that make gardening today easier than ever before!

Discover how to

  • Pick the best plants for your climate
  • Plan and prep your garden
  • Keep your plants healthy
  • Use compost, fertilizer, and safe pesticides
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • Locate garden supplies

About the Author

Steven A. Frowine is a noted professional horticulturist and a longtime avid gardener and communicator.

The National Gardening Association is the leading garden-based educational nonprofit in the USA. Visit www.garden.org.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Preparing Yourself (And Your Garden) for Planting.

Chapter 1: Getting Ready for Gardening.

Chapter 2: Planning Your Own Eden.

Chapter 3: Getting into the Zone — Your Garden’s Zone.

Chapter 4: Live Long and Prosper: Giving Plants What They Need.

Chapter 5: Gathering Your Gardening Gear.

Part II: Flowers and Foliage: Growing for Color.

Chapter 6: Growing Annuals: Adding Yearly Variety to Your Garden.

Chapter 7: Growing Perennials: Plants That Make a Comeback.

Chapter 8: Brightening Up the Garden with Bulbs.

Chapter 9: Coming Up Roses.

Part III: Stretching Your Garden Beyond Its Boundaries: The Permanent Landscape.

Chapter 10: Growing a Perfect Lawn.

Chapter 11: Reaching New Heights with Trees and Shrubs.

Chapter 12: Climbers and Crawlers: Growing Vines and Groundcovers.

Part IV: Producing Your Own Produce.

Chapter 13: Food, Glorious Food! Growing Your Own Veggies.

Chapter 14: Adding Spice to Your Garden: Growing Herbs.

Chapter 15: Sweet and Crunchy: Growing Fruits, Berries, and Nuts.

Part V: Designing Special and Fun Gardens.

Chapter 16: Mini Gardens and Microcosms: Gardening in Containers.

Chapter 17: Taking the Plunge: Gardening with Ponds and Fish.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Common Questions from (and Ten Common Answers for) Gardening Beginners.

Chapter 19: Ten Quick, Fun, or Handy Garden Projects.

Chapter 20: Ten Garden Projects for Children.

Appendix: Basic Gardening Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470037492
Author:
Frowine, Steven A
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Frowine, Steven A.
Author:
St
Author:
National Gardening Association
Author:
Association, The National Gardening
Author:
even A. Frowine
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110223
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.26x7.38x.99 in. 1.55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An all-in-one primer for creating a garden for the first time

The number-one hobby in the nation, gardening is enjoyed by over 75 percent of Americans. Gardening Basics For Dummies, Third Edition has been fully revised to focus on helping the beginner gardener get off to a solid start. This friendly, hands-on guide is packed with expert guidance on everything from flower beds and borders to trees, shrubs, and lawns. Would-be gardeners will discover how to landscape property, control pests safely, manage weeds, correct common gardening problems, and attract birds, bees, and butterflies to their gardens. Helpful step-by-step plans show how to create and cultivate organic and edible gardens, specific regional gardens, and butterfly and children’ s gardens. Plus, valuable tips on new tools and additives make gardening even easier.

The National Gardening Association is a widely recognized authority on the consumer lawn and garden market. It is the largest member-based, nonprofit organization of home gardeners in the United States.

"Synopsis" by , You’re now officially out of excuses for not planting the garden of your dreams. Even if you’ve never sowed a seed nor pulled a weed, Gardening Basics For Dummies contains everything you need to know about flowers, beds, borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to create your own private paradise. This friendly and informative guide also covers all of the tools and additives available to make gardening easier. You’ll discover:
  • Clear definitions and descriptions of the different types of plants
  • Tips on choosing the type of garden you want
  • How to create a garden plan
  • Easy-to-follow instructions for soil preparation
  • Advice on planting, growing and caring for annuals and perennials
  • Step-by-step plans for organic and edible gardens
  • Plans for butterfly and children's gardens

Packed with helpful tips on controlling pests safely, managing weeds, and correcting common gardening problems, Gardening for Dummies turns your brown thumb green in a hurry.

"Synopsis" by , Packed with fun and useful tips to help you plan your garden!

Create the garden of your dreams with the right plants and equipment

Want a green thumb? This handy guide gives beginning gardeners tips, plans, and insider know-how for getting started with flower beds, borders, vegetables, trees, shrubs, lawns, and more. Packed with step-by-step advice, illustrations, resources, and suggested plantings, this friendly guide covers all the tools that make gardening today easier than ever before!

Discover how to

  • Pick the best plants for your climate
  • Plan and prep your garden
  • Keep your plants healthy
  • Use compost, fertilizer, and safe pesticides
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • Locate garden supplies

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