Barbara Damrosch The garden primer

ISBN 13: 9780894803178

The garden primer

4.32 avg rating
( 767 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780894803178: The garden primer
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A 688-page volume jam-packed with practical information, advice, tips, and quirky wisdom, both basic enough for the novice and complete enough to help those with more experience improve their gardening habits, The Garden Primer leads all readers down the path to a simpler and more successful garden.

Combining easy "how-to" instruction with quirky wisdom and tried-and-true advice, the author reassuringly guides the reader through the flower garden, the decorative garden, the vegetable patch, and more. Each fully illustrated chapter is a book in itself, from planning your property and stocking the tool shed to growing perennials, annuals, roses, bulbs, vegetables, herbs, fruits, lawns & groundcover, trees, shrubs, vines, and more. Instructions are included for growing and tending approximately 300 plants. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Quality Paperback Book Club, and the Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service. 364,000 copies in print. A Regina Ryan Book.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Remarkably complete, this is the one: the indispensable one-volume reference guide to gardening simply, beautifully and well. It is jam-packed with useful information, old-fashioned common sense, and a lifetime's worth of experience, and is thoroughly revised and expanded to be 100 percent organic in its recommendations. Updated with the latest on plants, soils, techniques, and tools, it includes: The basics of landscaping, emphasizing sustainable methods. Understanding what plants need and avoiding complex rules and formulas. How to choose and combine flowers for season-long color, orchestrating with perennials and accenting with annuals. Extending the season - that's right, harvest carrots in January. The secret to raising roses without fuss, less demanding lawns, vines with discipline, and trees that will enhance your property. There is new information on native species, and all the gardening resources you need—explained in a voice that "has the snap of a good snowpea and the spice of an old rose"

About the Author:

Barbara Damrosch is one of the nation's most respected garden experts and writers. She is the author of Theme Gardens and The Garden Primer and writes a weekly column for The Washington Post called "A Cook’s Garden." She appeared as a regular correspondent on the PBS series The Victory Garden, and co-hosted the series Gardening Naturally for The Learning Channel. She is the co-owner, with her husband, Eliot Coleman, of Four Season Farm, an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine, that is a nationally recognized model of small-scale sustainable agriculture.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 248.62
US$ 53.44

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780761122753: The Garden Primer: Second Edition

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0761122753 ISBN 13:  9780761122753
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, 2008
Softcover

9780761148562: The Garden Primer

Workma..., 2008
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Damrosch, Barbara
Published by Workman Pub (1988)
ISBN 10: 0894803174 ISBN 13: 9780894803178
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Workman Pub, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0894803174

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Barbara Damrosch
Published by Workman Pub (1988)
ISBN 10: 0894803174 ISBN 13: 9780894803178
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Workman Pub, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0894803174

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Barbara Damrosch
Published by Workman Pub (1988)
ISBN 10: 0894803174 ISBN 13: 9780894803178
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Workman Pub, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0894803174

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds