Synopses & Reviews
Grow a garden bountiful and beautiful
The Massachusetts Gardener's Companion is the only guide focused on cultivating a successful garden in the Bay State. Whether you're an experienced green thumb or an inquiring novice, whether you live in the Berkshires, in the central hills, in the Boston area, or on the Islands, this easy-to-understand guide will help you grow bountiful vegetables, abundant flowers, and lush lawns.
You will learn:
What's in your Massachusetts soil and how to improve it
Tips for extending your growing season
The plant varieties best suited to your climate
How to deal with the challenges of hilly, seaside, or city gardening
Ways to combat pests and plant diseases found in the state
Local sources of seeds, tools, and hands-on assistance with gardening questions
In short, how to succeed in your Bay State garden
Detailed, easy-to-understand information from a New England master gardener about the ins and outs of gardening in Massachusetts, with advice from state gardening writers, horticulturists, and other local experts.
About the Author
Barbara Gee is a regional editor of People, Places, Plants magazine and a contributing writer on gardening for Yankee, Newport Life, and Cambridge Life magazines. A former Brookline resident, she received her master gardener certification in Rhode Island, studied with the British Royal Horticultural Society, and has worked in the department of horticulture at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum in Rhode Island.