Synopses & Reviews
The Essential Garden Maintenance Workbook takes over where Rosemary Alexander's first book leaves off. With the newly designed garden in place how do you manage the work in a garden and keep it looking good year in and year out? How do you prune, look after your soil and keep spring bulb plantings looking good? Is it possible to move a plant and how do you cope with weeds, pests, and diseases? Which plants are top performers and which are best for particular functions like internal and external boundaries, focal points, disguising eyesores and providing year-round interest? With its hand-holding, workbook approach Essential Garden Maintenance Workbook is the next best thing to having a daily training session with expert gardener, Rosemary Alexander. It allows gardeners at all levels to confidently tackle garden maintenance jobs, develop new skills, and make a success of their gardens however stretched for time.
"Amply illustrated chapters address each step, from initial assessment and planning through rejuvenating and renovating an existing garden. Each concludes with work-sheets for hands-on projects designed to help readers use what they've learned in their own gardens, plus captioned color plates that reinforce key concepts."—Publishers Weekly, June 19, 2006
"Straight to the point and easily understood by even the sometime gardener."—John Bagnasco, Garden Compass, September/October 2006 John Bagnasco
"Will satisfy serious, detail-oriented home gardeners who seek to understand the gritty details of landscaping, from preparations to ongoing plant and hardscape care."—Sue O'Brien, Library Journal, August 2006 Garden Compass
The Essential Garden Maintenance Workbook takes over where expert gardener Rosemary Alexander's first book leaves off. With a wealth of step-by-step guidance, this book enables gardeners--at all levels, and however stretched for time--to confidently tackle wide-ranging maintenance tasks and develop new skills to sustain the success of their gardens.
With a wealth of step-by-step guidance, this follow-up to "The Essential Garden Design Workbook" enables gardeners of all levels to confidently tackle wide-ranging maintenance tasks and develop new skills to sustain the success of their gardens.
About the Author
Founder and Principal of The English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden, London, Rosemary Alexander writes and lectures worldwide on garden design. She has worked on a wide range of gardens throughout the world. For eleven years she was tenant of the National Trust property, Stoneacre, in Kent, where she created a romantic, old world garden. She now lives in Hampshire where she has made a new garden.