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Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers (Garden Guides)by Melinda Myers
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Written by one of the region’s most highly respected gardening experts, Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant recommendation guidebook geared exclusively toward gardeners located in the Wolverine State. Author Melinda Myers shares her extensive gardening knowledge, highlighting her top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) Michigan’s tough winters and other unique growing conditions, guaranteeing success for the Michigan gardener and home landscaper.
From soil and water to fertilization and pest management, Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide addresses all the gardening topics of concern to Michigan gardeners. Featured plant categories discuss annuals, bulbs, ferns and groundcovers, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, turfgrasses, and vines. Each plant is showcased with detailed photography; 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. With proven, practical instructions presented through gorgeous imagery and adapted specially for the Michigan climate, Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide is your ticket to successful planting in the Great Lake State.
Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide features plant recommendations from one of the region’s most highly respected and experienced master gardeners, with selections that will thrive amid the state’s unique growing conditions.
Nationally renowned gardening expert, TV and radio host, author, and columnist Melinda Myers (Milwaukee, WI) has more than thirty years of horticulture experience and has written over twenty gardening books, including Minnesota Gardener’s Guide, Month-by-Month Gardening in Minnesota, The Garden Book for Wisconsin, Month-by-Month Gardening in Wisconsin, and Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening (all published by Cool Springs Press). Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine, writes the twice-monthly newspaper column “Gardeners’ Questions,” and also writes columns for Gardening How-to and Wisconsin Gardening magazines. She has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening magazines and was a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine. She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments that air on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the United States and previously hostedthe Plant Doctor radio program for over twenty years as well as seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a tenured horticulture instructor. Visit Melinda on her website at www.melindamyers.com.
Take the guesswork out of picking the best plants for your Michigan garden.
Do you ever wish you had a neighbor who could teach you about the best plants for your backyard? Wouldn’t that be great? Well, guess what—you do! Author Melinda Myers is just like a friendly next-door neighbor who shares her years of experience in knowing which plants are the best for your Michigan garden. Whether you’re a beginning gardener, new to the area, or an old hand who’s looking for some new ideas, this is the book for you.
Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide features
* Every plant type—from flowers and groundcovers to trees and shrubs, and everything in between
* Design tips to help you add color and beauty to your garden
* Advice on planting, growing, and care (including pest control)
* A large color photograph of each plant so you can take this book with you when you shop!
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