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Written by two of Georgia's most highly respected gardening experts, Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant-recommendation guidebook geared exclusively toward gardeners located in the Peach State. Authors Erica Glasener and Walter Reeves combine their extensive gardening knowledge to recommend plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) Georgia's heat, humidity, clay soil, coastal areas, and other unique growing conditions. Together, their top plant picks guarantee success for the Georgia gardener and home landscaper. From soil and water to fertilization and pest management, Georgia Getting Started Guide addresses all the gardening topics of concern to Georgia 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 fertilization and 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 Georgian climate, Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide is your ticket to successful planting in the Empire State of the South.
Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide features plant recommendations from two of Georgia’s most highly respected gardening experts, with selections that will thrive amid the state’s unique growing conditions.
Take the guesswork out of picking the best plants for your Georgia 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! Authors Erica Glasener and Walter Reeves are just like a couple of friendly next-door neighbors who use their years of experience to teach you which plants are the best for Georgia gardens. Whether you’re a beginning gardener, new to Georgia, or an old hand who’s looking for some new ideas, this is the book for you. Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide
features: 174 plant recommendations—chosen just for Georgia gardeners for their ease of growing and maintenance and for the beauty they offer
Every plant type—from flowers and tropicals 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! Before you buy another plant and cross your fingers, hoping that it works in your garden, get your copy of Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide. You’ll be glad you did.
About the Author
is known as "The Georgia Gardener." He is the award-winning host of the very popular Georgia radio program "The Lawn and Garden Show with Walter Reeves." He is an easygoing, instantly likeable, funny guy who has an immense knowledge of plants and gardening. As a Georgia Extension agent (now retired after twenty-five years of service), Walter gained an enormous in-depth knowledge of plants, plant culture, and plant problems as he helped educate the public about plants. Walter is the original co-author of the Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide
(Cool Springs Press) as well as the co-author of Month-by-Month Gardening in Georgia
(also for Cool Springs Press).
Erica Glasener is a horticulturist, author, lecturer, and award-winning host of HGTV's A Gardener's Diary for fourteen years. As host of this popular TV show, Erica introduced her audience to gardeners, horticulture professionals, specialty plant growers, landscape architects, and more from across the country. In 2011, she received a Garden Media Award from the Perennial Plant Association for her promotion of perennials through writing and lectures. Currently Erica provides online content for the Southern Living Plant Collection and for Fiskars, where she is a garden expert. She also writes a bimonthly blog for Gibbs Gardens, located in Ball Ground, Georgia. Erica is the original co-author of the Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide (Cool Springs Press).