Beginner's Guide to Gardening

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9780762104987: Beginner's Guide to Gardening

Starting a garden can be daunting, especially for the beginner. Everything from preparing the soil, to choosing the appropriate plants, to preparing for the season at the proper time--and the hundreds of other details that make gardening a challenging and satisfying hobby. But first-time gardeners take heart. Your green thumb is guaranteed. Here is the only book you'll ever need to become a whiz at planting with every kind of flower, tree, fruit, or vegetable. Create the garden or yard that is right for you in no time at all with this down-to-earth, high-quality, all-inclusive handbook.

Designed to be clear and helpful, this step-by-step comprehensive guide includes everything the beginner will need to start a garden.
Full descriptions of almost every plant and tree available.
Simple explanations of every stage in the creation of a successful garden
Over 400 beautiful, full-color illustrations of plants, flowers, and planting techniques
Information on greenhouse growing, rock gardens, and windowbox or container gardening
Helpful hints on pest control, weeds, and common diseases
A full schedule on how to prepare for every season of the year
Troubleshooting, full glossary, and much more!

Whether it's a simple flower bed, an Asian-style rock garden, a new landscape for your yard or a healthy vegetable garden, Beginner's Guide to Gardening is the one book that the first-time gardener can rely on to achieve the best results.

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The art of gardening encompasses certain fundamentals. As set forth in this handsomely produced manual, the novice gardener can build confidence by focusing on basic principles and learning what plants need and how to build good soil. Color photographs and line drawings illustrate step-by-step methods that help take the mystery out of plant propagation methods like sowing seeds and dividing perennials, so that beginners can acquire necessary skills. The basis for designing one's plot is outlined in chapters that provide guidance in selecting plant material, primarily major trees and shrubs, together with ornamental specimens such as roses, vines, and a host of tender and hardy plants for mixed-flower borders. Beginners may need additional information if they wish to undertake a project like creating a rock garden, but they will find adequate information on how to mulch and prune, plant a container, maintain a lawn, or equip a greenhouse. Weeds, pests and diseases, along with biological controls, round out the material. Alice Joyce
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