Synopses & Reviews
You don't have to have a green thumb to have a healthy thriving garden. With The Beginner's Guide to Gardening you'll learn the basics: garden design; how to select healthy plants; how prepare the soil; garden maintenace, and so much more. Here's everything you need to know about annuals and perennials; roses; flowering bulbs; herbs; ground covers; trees and shrubs; vegetable gardens; and specialty gardens. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and illustrations.
A beautifully illustrated and photographed book for those who would like to learn how to grow their own flowers, herbs, vegetables, trees, and shrubs.
Table of Contents
Ch 1: Design Basics The fundamentals of garden design Ch 2 Getting Started How to select the right plants Ch 3 Garden Care Routine maintenance, plus disease and pest control Ch 4 Annuals & Perennials How to choose them; create a cutting garden from them; prpoagate them Ch 5 Roses The various types of roses; how to landscape with them; pest and disease control Ch 6 Flowering Bulbs Bulbs in the landscape and in containers; bulb gallery Ch 7 Herbs Growing and harvesting herbs; herb gallery Ch 8 Ground Covers Growing ground covers; ground cover gallery Ch 9 Trees & Shrubs Deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs; chossing the right type for your site; planting and pruning pointers Ch 10 Specialty Gardens Gardens that attract birds and butterflies; water gardens Ch 11 Vegetables Choosing a site and creating good soil conditions; laying out the beds; planting and care Glossary Index