Gardening With the New Small Plants: The Complete Guide to Growing Dwarf and Miniature Shrubs, Flowers, Trees, and Vegetables

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9780395393956: Gardening With the New Small Plants: The Complete Guide to Growing Dwarf and Miniature Shrubs, Flowers, Trees, and Vegetables
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This guide to gardening for anyone with limited space describes a wide range of miniature and dwarf plants and offers advice on selecting and caring for plants

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Would-be gardeners, frustrated by limited space, should be encouraged by Allen's ( The Vegetable Gardener's Journal, Decorating with Plants, etc.) practical, comprehensible and thorough recommendations of small plants. The section, for example, on dwarf conifers describes the appearance, growth habits and other details of this rich species. There is also ample information on dwarf fruit trees and flowering shrubs like the rhododendron, azalea, etc. The author additionally conveys his enthusiasm for the recently developed, beguiling miniature rose bush, as well as for such early spring brighteners as colorful groups of the chionodoxa, scilla, fritillaria et al. Instructions on the basicsselecting, planting, nurturingare accompanied by addresses of specialty nurseries and directions for building boxes and troughs to display the plants. Illustrations not seen by PW. Garden Book Club main selection.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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