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Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers (Garden Guides)
The ultimate, fully illustrated guide to plant selection and gardening in the Prairie State. With its northeastern edge seated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Illinois offers some of the United States' most fertile farmlands. But as any midwesterner knows, the entire region's weather can turn on a dime, and keeping plant life alive in such a widely varying climate can be difficult for gardeners of all skill levels. In Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide, born-and-bred midwestern gardener Shawna Coronado showcases more than 150 plant species destined for success throughout all of Illinois - from flowers and shrubs, such as the blazing star and the beautiful early-spring-flowering witchhazel, to trees and vines, such as the ginkgo and the exquisite clematis. Each entry features full-color photography, plant-name pronunciation, helpful icons denoting sun/shade requirements and plant qualities, instructions for how to bring the plant from transplant to maturity, and even recommendations for what you should plant nearby. If you're not sure where to start, official color-coded USDA maps let you know your plant hardiness zone. So whether you're planting in a windy Chicago suburb, prepping for a frigid winter in Galena, or anticipating a rainy spring in Mt. Vernon, Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide gives you all the information you need for a colorful, diverse home landscape.
The Wellness Garden
Don't sacrifice your garden or green space because you suffer from chronic pain, health issues, or other ailments. The Wellness Garden is your guide!If you love to garden but also worry about the physical strain, or if you are in search of ways to promote a healthier lifestyle, and even combat specific, chronic, health issues, then noted garden author and speaker Shawna Coronado has good news for you! You can stay active, fight chronic pain, and keep the garden you've worked so hard to cultivate.In The Wellness Garden, her new book from Cool Springs Press, Shawna details exactly how she has learned to use her garden as a key tool in her battle with osteoarthritis and other chronic pain issues. In this inspiring but highly practical book you will learn from Shawna's life changing garden experience and see how you can create your own Wellness Garden--and gain the healthier lifestyle you desire and deserve.
Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico: Month-by-Month Gardening
Soule, Jacqueline A.
The when-to and how-to schedule for growing, caring for, and maintaining your Southwest garden!
The Bonsai Workshop
Gustafson, Herb L.
"An encouraging and immensely informative how-to book for beginners...Not one detail is ignored in this big, beautiful book of bonsai." -The Growing Edge. SC, 208 pages.
Michigan: Getting Started Garden Guide
Written by one of the region’s most highly respected gardening experts, Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant recommendation guidebook geared exclusively toward gardeners located in the Wolverine State. Author Melinda Myers shares her extensive gardening knowledge, highlighting her top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) Michigan’s tough winters and other unique growing conditions, guaranteeing success for the Michigan gardener and home landscaper.
New England Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers (Garden Guides)
To say that the climate in the northeastern United States is diverse would be an understatement. We've seen football games played in blizzards, been caught in jungle-like rain showers, and shaded ourselves from the humid summer rays. With ever-changing conditions, the thought of growing a healthy home garden can be daunting . . . but with such a varied landscape comes an equally varied mix of wonderful plants, including many native ones. You simply need to know which plants belong where, and in New England Getting Started Garden Guide, lifelong New Englander and Master Gardener Charlie Nardozzi tells you exactly that. Featuring more than 150 plants across six states - Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont - this straightforward manual makes it easy to research, choose, plant, and care for species handpicked exclusively for their ability to thrive in climates across New England. The plants within, organized alphabetically by plant type and common name, are each displayed with a full-color photograph, pronunciation guide, thorough planting and care instructions, and recommendations for companion plants that you can place nearby. This book is complete with a clever set of icons denoting sun/shade requirements and plant perks, and it even contains official color-coded USDA zone maps. From the splendor of fall-blooming asters to the beloved northeastern hydrangeas, New England Getting Started Garden Guide is your one-stop reference for growing plants that love living there as much as you do.
In Pennsylvania Getting Started Garden Guide, locally beloved Patriot-News garden columnist George Weigel teaches you how to plant and care for more than 150 of different species of natural Pennsylvanian agriculture. Elegantly photographed, full-color pages impart Weigel's decades of experience gardening in this state. The flowers, shrubs, vines, trees, and groundcovers within - organized alphabetically by type and common name - are each showcased with a reference image, a name pronunciation guide, and detailed information such as: full-grown plant size, when to plant, tips for bringing your transplants to healthy maturity, and even recommendations for the best companion species. This comprehensive, easily understandable reference guide is complete with at-a-glance icons for quick plant info, color-coded USDA zone maps, and - of course - the charming writing style of Pennsylvania's most endearing and trustworthy garden writer. So even if you don't love the weather all the time, with Pennsylvania Getting Started Garden Guide, you'll be able to choose plants that do.
Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guide
Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guide contains all of the information you need to choose and care for plants in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Novice gardeners, new homeowners, and those new to the area will find it invaluable, but more experienced gardeners and home landscapers will also fall in love with this book.Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guide features the region-specific plant palette unique to this area, including plants that can withstand cold winters and drying winds. Gardeners in this wide geographic space share many problems and concerns. Annuals, bulbs, groundcovers, lawns, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, and vines are profiled, in detail, with four-color photos showing each plant's attributes. Basic gardening chapters cover the information beginning to intermediate gardeners need to know to garden with confidence.
Trees and Shrubs: A Gardener's Encyclopedia
Trees and Shrubs contains all the information needed to find the right plants for any type of garden. With its compact and easy-to-use format, this book is perfect to take along to the nursery. Using the comprehensive plant-selection tables, gardeners can see at a glance the most important characteristics of more than 1,500 trees and shrubs, helping them make the best choice for their garden's appearance and cultivation requirements.
Your Well-Being Garden
Your garden could be even better for you.Discover...• How certain plants can form a barrier against air and noise pollution• Which birdsong alleviates anxiety• How plants can help to save energy• Why green is so good for usLearn how connecting with nature can reduce stress and improve wellbeing. You don't even need a garden - even a balcony or houseplants can help to boost your mood. Every recommendation is backed by scientific research, drawn together by a team of scientists and experts. Your Well-Being Garden also suggests how to translate the science into ideas for your green space.With this groundbreaking book, find out how, in sometimes very simple ways, you can create an outdoor space that nourishes your mind and body, and is good for our planet too.
California Gardener's Handbook
Bruce and Sharon Asakawa have combined more than 100 years of gardening expertise into the best resource for the varied climates and environmental challenges of gardening in California. Their plant list provides strength against the forces of nature and the stresses of everyday life.California Gardener's Handbook features:• Twelve popular plant categories, including annuals and waterwise selections• Chapters on edible gardening that include citrus, fruits, nuts, and vegetables• An extensive selection of beautiful tropical a nd sub-tropical plants• Twelve months of around-the-garden advice for each of the plant categories• Information on sustainable and environmentally sound gardening practices
Food to Grow
From Canada’s #1 garden team, a guide that makes growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs simple, bountiful and fun.Nothing beats the taste and smell of a tomato freshly picked from your own garden. And there’s a certain pride in knowing that the salad you just served—fresh strawberries and all—was harvested entirely from your backyard. But growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs can be time-consuming and feel overwhelmingly complicated. Your eagerness to get growing in the spring can be rained out by seemingly endless seedlings and seed packs at your garden centre, all with cryptic planting instructions that leave you with withered plants rather than crunchy carrots. But it doesn’t need to be that way! Frankie Flowers has decades of experience helping thumbs of all colours turn barren patches and empty pots into bountiful harvests—and he can help you do the same.Food to Grow simplifies every growing decision you’ll need to make. Frankie helps you evaluate your space, decide just how much time you want to invest and then make the smartest choices about which plants will give you the best bang for your buck. He guides you through the entire growing season from prepping and planning, to planting, weeding and harvesting (the best part!), and he shares not just which veggies, fruits and herbs have become Frankie’s Favourites, but also which plants just aren’t worth the effort.Loaded with gorgeous photography that will have you desperate to get digging, Food to Grow includes a detailed A–Z index of over fifty of Canada’s most popular home crops. Whether you have space for a few pots or a back forty, Frankie Flowers will help you make your dream of home-grown treats a fun and tasty reality.
Mid-Atlantic Gardener's Handbook
Now all gardeners living in the Mid-Atlantic can unlock the secrets to successful gardening in their region, thanks to this informative, fully illustrated handbook!Mid-Atlantic Gardener's Handbook has everything a gardener needs for successful planting and growing in the Mid-Atlantic region--all contained in one easy-to-reference book. Comprehensive to the core, this book is different from other gardening guidebooks because it's written exclusively for gardeners who live in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Subjects covered include plant selection and when-to gardening maintenance information. Planting and growing information for edibles is also included, along with plant selections for the most common plant categories.As an important component in the CSP Gardener's Handbook series, this an all-inclusive gardener's reference book offers plant information as well as the critical when-to-do-it information. Additionally, the book covers ornamental landscape and edible plants, as well as monthly when-to tips. It is the undisputed handbook for gardening in the Mid-Atlantic.
Mid-Atlantic Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers (Garden Guides)
Even beginner gardeners can select plants to create a stunning garden as unique as the mid-Atlantic region - with expert help to ensure success!Mid-Atlantic Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant selection guide, perfect for when you're choosing plants and starting a garden in a climate that can be as challenging as it is beautiful. Choose the right plants and care for them properly with help from two of the area's most highly respected and experienced plantsmen, Andre and Mark Viette, and horticulture writer Jacqui Heriteau.The authors' top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) the regions's heat, humidity, winter cold, soil, coastal climate, and other unique growing conditions guarantee success for the area gardeners and home landscapers. Plants are divided into easy-to-browse chapters, including Annuals, Bulbs, Groundcovers, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Lawns, and Vines. Each plant is highlighted in its respective chapter with a large full-color photograph and tips on how, when, and where to plant.Mid-Atlantic Getting Started Garden Guide doesn't stop at plant selection. Methods for preparing soil, watering, fertilizer application, and pest management are also covered in detail. Along with the "nitty-gritty" of tending your garden, the authors share their inspiration for garden design, offer ways to incorporate your plants into the landscape, and name some favorite cultivars or species. Their sound, practical advice is clothed in beautiful descriptions of each plant that will inspire you to get your hands dirty!
New York & New Jersey Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers (Garden Guides)
Simeone, Vincent A.
New York & New Jersey Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant selection guide, perfect for when you're choosing plants and starting a garden in a climate that can be as challenging as it is beautiful. Choose the right plants and care for them properly, with help from an expert. Vincent Simeone, one of the area's most highly respected and experienced gardeners, shares his deep knowledge of the region, gardens, and plants in a lively, upbeat style.
From Frederick Law Olmsted to Richard Neutra, Michelle Obama to our neighbors, Americans throughout history have revealed themselves in the gardens they create. Melding biography, history, and cultural commentary, American Eden presents a dynamic, sweeping, one-of-a-kind look at this country's landscapes and the visionaries behind them.Monticello's gardens helped Jefferson reconcile his feelings about slavery. Edith Wharton's gardens made her feel more European. Isamu Noguchi's and Robert Smithson's experiments reinvigorated the age-old exchange between art and the garden. Manhattan's High Line park, reclaimed from freight train tracks, reimagined an urban landscape.Moving deftly through time and place across America's diverse landscapes - from Revolutionary-era Virginia to turn-of-the-century Chicago to 1960s suburban California - and featuring an equally diverse cast of landscape-makers, whether artists, architects, housewives, robber barons, politicians, or dreamers, Wade Graham vividly unfolds the larger cultural history through more personal dramas.Beautifully illustrated, American Eden is at once a different kind of garden book and a different kind of American history, one that offers a compelling, untold story that mirrors and illuminates our nation's invention - and constant reinvention - of itself.
This practical and inspirational book is for anyone who desires a garden but has access only to a modest outdoor space. Thirty step-by-step projects show you how to transform balconies, walls, rooftops,even windowsills, into a green oasis where you can enjoy the many pleasures of a garden.
California: Getting Started Garden Guide
The California Getting Started Garden Guide features region-specific advice on planting, growing, and caring for more than 150 of California's top ornamental and native plants. From flowers and grasses to trees and palms, this step-by-step guide includes useful information for the novice and experienced gardener alike, geared exclusively toward the particular climatic concerns of Californians. With gorgeous full-color photos of each plant, this book will increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of any gardener hoping to learn about--and master--the natural environment of California.
California: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year (Month-by-Month Gardening)
Although California's wide range of climates and microclimates makes every garden somewhat unique, there are certain tasks that you can expect to do each month to keep your garden at its best. In California Month-by-Month Gardening, the easy-to-follow format, extensive how-to photos, and plenty of specific advice give you a rich, month-by-month picture of gardening, especially that all-important timing of when to tackle some tasks. You'll learn from author Claire Splan's years of experience as you read this book; it's like having your own garden coach to answer your questions and tell you everything you need to do to keep your garden growing.
The Guide to Humane Critter Control: Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden
Defend your yard the natural way.Your yard and garden take time, effort, and money - the last thing you want is to have that investment wiped out by nibbling deer, pesky rabbits, or invading Japanese beetles. With this book, you can arm yourself with clever and kind ways to stop pests from attacking your grass, gardens, and trees. From fencing and row covers to sound deterrents, well-chosen scents, strategic planting, and much more, The Guide to Humane Critter Control is your roadmap to a happy, healthy, and safe backyard.
A sumptuously illustrated and entertaining compendium of fifty of the world's most beloved flowers to delight modern romantics.This extraordinary collection offers insight into the language of flowers through individual essays filled with myth, lore, history, botanical information literary excerpts, and anecdotes from antiquity to the present day.With gorgeous full-color illustrations as well as gold hand-lettering and detail illuminating every page, this unique volume is a treasure, providing hours of reading and viewing pleasure for flower lovers, gardeners, fans of, and those who can't resist a very special book.
Happy Day (Bouquet in a Book)
This book offers a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Happy Day features bright, cheery flowers with uplifting sentiments. Each spread features a flower that “flips up” from the page, a brief description of the flower’s meaning, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers.
Decorate with Flowers: Creative Ideas for Flowers and Containers Around the Home
Design writer Holly Becker (author of the popular decor8 blog) and stylist Leslie Shewring bring a creative and informal approach to flower arranging in this craft and interiors book. Colourful illustrations and step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to make simple and inexpensive decorations using flowers for a variety of situations and occasions, and the book includes tips and projects for adapting and creating containers with ribbons, trim, paint, string and fabric.
Epic Eggs: The Poultry Enthusiast's Complete and Essential Guide to the Most Perfect Food
This isn't a typical egg cookbook or guide to raising chickens, Epic Eggs takes a deep dive on the eggs themselves and tells you how to raise birds that will produce the best eggs you've ever seen.
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