Synopses & Reviews
A stunning flower garden that blooms throughout the seasons depends on the artful combination of annuals, perennials, and bulbs. This book shows you how to grow plants from the “great garden triumvirate” and provides foolproof design techniques for any garden or landscape.
• How to care for the soil and start plants from seeds
• Advice on growing and caring for plants in containers
• How to maintain your plants and gardens
• Tips on saving annual seeds, dividing perennial plants, and lifting bulbs
• Information on forcing bulbs for indoor winter flowering
• How to prepare the annual, perennial, bulb garden for winter
• Over 40 step-by-step photo sequences
• 600 photographs, many illustrating garden tips and techniques
Filled with instructional techniques, this lavishly illustrated book covers the basics and some expert tips for growing annuals, perennials, and bulbs. More than 700 color photos and illustrations.
Stunning flower gardens that bloom through the seasons depend on the artful combination of annuals, perennials, and bulbs. In this lavishly illustrated book, Anne Halpin shows the reader how to grow these plants and gives foolproof design techniques for any landscape. The extensive section on using color in the garden can guide you through the tricky process of plant placement and selection. Practical techniques are emphasized, too. The reader will learn how to care for soil, start plants from seeds, grow and care for plants in containers, and maintain plants and gardens. Sections on dividing plants, lifting bulbs, and saving seeds are also included.
Table of Contents
Annuals, Perennials, & Bulbs
Table of Contents
PART I. Gardening Basics • Garden Design
• Making Good Use of Containers • Working with Color • Working the Soi l• Starting Plants from Seed
• Maintaining the Garden PART II. Annuals • About Annuals • Planting Annuals • Caring for Annuals • Collecting and Saving Seeds • Portraits of Favorite Annuals PART III. Perennials • About Perennials • Seasonal Stars • Growing Perennials • Dividing Perennials • Portraits of Favorite Perennials
PART IV. Bulbs
• About Bulbs
• What Bulbs Do in the Garden
• Planting Bulbs
• Caring for Bulbs • End of Season Activities • Forcing Bulbs, Corms, and Tubers • Portraits of Favorite Bulbs
Zone Maps Glossary Plant Index Subject Index