How Does Your Garden Grow? The Essential Home Garden Book

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9780670826360: How Does Your Garden Grow? The Essential Home Garden Book

The Essential Home Garden Book

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Your garden will grow with the help of this book--quickly, successfully and enriched with humor as Jones ( Under City Streets: A History of Subterranean New York ) persuades even "brown thumbs" and first-time gardeners to take the plunge. A professional gardener, she leads the reader through the maze of gardening terms and tasks that veterans take for granted; makes mention of landscape design and garden history; and gets down to basics. After discussing soils, tools, and composting and siting a garden, Jones moves on to evaluating plants for purchase and planting them (making note of plants in pots, packs or balled and burlapped; flowers, trees, vegetables from plants and seeds). She takes the uncertainty out of watering by suggesting specific amounts of water to apply at planting time. Mulching, weeding, maintenance and propagation each receive a chapter, as do good and bad garden "pests." Jones's love of nature, whether she's pulling up weeds or picking bouquets, is evident throughout. But a chapter recommending further reading is less useful than it should be--far too many informative books are omitted. Illustrations.
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