Synopses & Reviews
Written by John Cretti, a leading gardening expert in the Rockies, this proven format has helped gardeners experience success and enjoyment from their gardens.
The trend in gardening books is toward regional titles, and book retailers are well aware of this. The Gardener's Guide series provides credible information on the plants that perform best in specific states. Gardeners will find information they can trust and use successfully in their own gardens.
Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening, and the resulting increase in their home's property value.
Written by a leading gardening expert in the Rockies, this book provides credible information on the plants that perform best in the Rocky Mountain area. Gardeners will find information they can trust and use successfully in their own gardens.
'The Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Resource
addresses the diverse gardening conditions in the region and offers expert advice on everything from plant selections to how-to information for proper planting, pruning, watering and care. With hundreds of plant choices from more than ten plant categories, including edibles, gardeners can choose the plant that best fits their climate and sun and shade requirements. Full-color images and recommended plant companions make planning your garden and choosing the right plants easy. Twelve months of when-to advice for each plant category helps Rocky Mountain gardeners keep their garden growing.
The Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Resource is filled with need-to-know information from proven Rocky Mountain gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for anyone gardening in the region. This guide addresses the unique growing conditions and challenges of the five states in the Rocky Mountain region; Colorado, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Northern NV and Wyoming. In addition to the hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly-to do calendars assisting gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering
Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.
About the Author
John Cretti is a highly regarded horticulturist and award-winning gardening expert who has reached gardeners through television, radio and print. John shares his down-to-earth Rocky Mountain and High Plains gardening expertise at the websites: www.nationalgardening.com and www.yardcare.com. John has hosted the weekly “Gardening with an ALTITUDE” on radio station KHOW-AM 630 for more than 30 years and was the long-time host of “The Winter Gardener” television show on HGTV. His regional garden features and articles have been published in numerous magazines, regional newspapers and newsletters. John is the author of three gardening books for the Rocky Mountain region published by Cool Springs Press. Mary Ann Newcomer, a native daughter of Idaho, is deeply rooted in the soil of the American West. For more than twenty years she has fundraised, supported, and worked in horticulture. She served on the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Board of Directors for a decade, has raised thousands of dollars for the garden’s educational programs and plant collections, and continues to shepherd the development and plantings of this Boise institution. She has wielded her creative and design talents on public, private and commercial gardens and landscapes. Mary Ann Newcomer, scribe-scout-and-speaker blogs at www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com and appears regularly as the Dirt Diva on the River Radio, 94.9 in Boise, ID. The sessions are podcast @ www.riverinteractive.com. Her articles on gardening have been published in Mary Jane’s Farm. Mary Ann is an accomplished horticulturalist and garden designer. Robert Gough is a professor of horticulture at Montana State University. Bob has authored ten gardening books, and has written extensively for gardening magazines such as Fine Gardening & National Gardening in addition to more than 500 extension publications. He is the founder and former host of "Northern Gardening Tips" radio show and is known throughout Montana as” Dr. Bob.” Cheryl Moore-Gough is the Montana Master Gardener coordinator and a state horticulturist with Montana State University Extension. She hosts the "Northern Garden Tips" radio show and is a frequent contributor to newspapers and gardening magazines.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Gardening in the Rocky Mountain Region Gardening to Protect the Eco-System Annuals Perennials Bulbs, Corms Tubers & Rhizomes Edibles Groundcovers and Ornamental Grasses Lawn Grasses Roses Shrubs Trees Vines