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Gardening all-in-one for dummies /

by Beckstrom, Robert J; National Gardening Association (U.S.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: --For dummies. Publisher: New York : Wiley Pub., c2003Description: xxvi, 718 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0764525557 (pbk.) :; 9780764525551 (pbk.).Title notes: $29.99 prolam 4-2007 (db)Subject(s): GardeningOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents
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Introduction -- BOOK I: GARDENING BASICS: Getting your garden off the ground -- Zoning out in your climate -- Digging up the dirt in your soil -- Balancing your garden's diet -- Pruning from limb to limb -- Tooling around the garden -- Avoiding plague, famine, and pestilence in the garden -- BOOK II: GARDEN DESIGN: Plotting your landscape design -- Building your landscape -- Containering your excitement -- Lawn(ging) around -- Tree-ting yourself to shrubbery -- BOOK III: ROSES: Everything's coming up roses -- Flowers that smell sweet as a rose -- A rose by any other name -- Rose, Rose, come to stay; plant you in the garden today -- We beg to parden, we do promise you a rose garden -- BOOK IV: PERENNIALS: Perennials nonstop -- Perennials in any kind of weather -- Perennials to buy, grow, and plant -- Perennial care and cleaning -- Perennially digging: special features for your flower bed -- BOOK V: ANNUALS: Shining the sunlight on annuals -- Pickin' out annuals; puttin' em in your garden -- Raising your annuals right -- Singing the annual alphabet song -- BOOK VI: BULBS: A bulb's life -- Take care, little bulb -- A bulb for every garden -- A bulb for every season -- BOOK VII: VEGETABLES AND HERBS: Visualizing veggie vineyards -- Vegetating the day away -- Growing, growing, grown! -- Getting down to the herb of the matter -- Taking care of herbness, every day -- Cataloging herbs.
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"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures."<br> -- Sir Francis Bacon <p>National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening All-in-One For Dummies comes in.</p> <p>Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don't worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on:</p> Basic gardening skills-from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate Choose, grow and maintain annuals From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips-coaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying nature's bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs <p>A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering:</p> Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs <p>Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to experience the "purest of human pleasures" in your own backyard.</p>

$29.99 prolam 4-2007 (db)

Introduction -- BOOK I: GARDENING BASICS: Getting your garden off the ground -- Zoning out in your climate -- Digging up the dirt in your soil -- Balancing your garden's diet -- Pruning from limb to limb -- Tooling around the garden -- Avoiding plague, famine, and pestilence in the garden -- BOOK II: GARDEN DESIGN: Plotting your landscape design -- Building your landscape -- Containering your excitement -- Lawn(ging) around -- Tree-ting yourself to shrubbery -- BOOK III: ROSES: Everything's coming up roses -- Flowers that smell sweet as a rose -- A rose by any other name -- Rose, Rose, come to stay; plant you in the garden today -- We beg to parden, we do promise you a rose garden -- BOOK IV: PERENNIALS: Perennials nonstop -- Perennials in any kind of weather -- Perennials to buy, grow, and plant -- Perennial care and cleaning -- Perennially digging: special features for your flower bed -- BOOK V: ANNUALS: Shining the sunlight on annuals -- Pickin' out annuals; puttin' em in your garden -- Raising your annuals right -- Singing the annual alphabet song -- BOOK VI: BULBS: A bulb's life -- Take care, little bulb -- A bulb for every garden -- A bulb for every season -- BOOK VII: VEGETABLES AND HERBS: Visualizing veggie vineyards -- Vegetating the day away -- Growing, growing, grown! -- Getting down to the herb of the matter -- Taking care of herbness, every day -- Cataloging herbs.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • Book I Gardening Basics
  • Chapter 1 Getting Your Garden Off the Ground
  • Chapter 2 Zoning Out in Your Climate
  • Chapter 3 Digging Up the Dirt on Your Soil
  • Chapter 4 Balancing Your Garden's Diet
  • Chapter 5 Pruning from Limb to Limb
  • Chapter 6 Tooling Around the Garden
  • Chapter 7 Avoiding Plague, Famine, and Pestilence in the Garden
  • Book II Garden Design
  • Chapter 1 Plotting Your Landscape Design
  • Chapter 2 Building Your Landscape
  • Chapter 3 Containering Your Excitement
  • Chapter 4 Lawn(ging) Around
  • Chapter 5 Tree-ting Yourself to Shrubbery
  • Book III Roses
  • Chapter 1 Everything's Coming Up Roses
  • Chapter 2 Flowers That Smell Sweet as a Rose
  • Chapter 3 A Rose by Any Other Name
  • Chapter 4 Rose, Rose, Come to Stay; Plant You in the Garden Today
  • Chapter 5 We Beg Your Pardon, We Do Promise You a Rose Garden
  • Book IV Perennials
  • Chapter 1 Perennials Nonstop
  • Chapter 2 Perennials in Any Kind of Weather
  • Chapter 3 Perennials to Buy, Grow, and Plant
  • Chapter 4 Perennial Care and Cleaning
  • Chapter 5 Perennially Digging - Special Features for Your Flower Bed
  • Book V Annuals
  • Chapter 1 Shining the Sunlight on Annuals
  • Chapter 2 Pickin' Out Annuals, Puttin' 'Em in Your Garden
  • Chapter 3 Raising Your Annuals Right
  • Chapter 4 Singing the Annual Alphabet Song
  • Book VI Bulbs
  • Chapter 1 A Bulb's Life
  • Chapter 2 Take Care, Little Bulb
  • Chapter 3 A Bulb for Every Garden
  • Chapter 4 A Bulb for All Seasons
  • Book VII Vegetables and Herbs
  • Chapter 1 Visualizing Veggie Vineyards
  • Chapter 2 Vegetating the Day Away
  • Chapter 3 Growing, Growing, Grown!
  • Chapter 4 Getting Down to the Herb of the Matter
  • Chapter 5 Taking Care of Herbness, Every Day
  • Chapter 6 Cataloging Herbs
  • Index

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