100 Garden Tips and Timesavers

100 Garden Tips and Timesavers

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With this latest in the distinguished Brooklyn Botanic Garden series, you can minimize maintenance and maximize enjoyment of your garden. An A to Z handbook to saving money, time, and resources offers clever shortcuts for all your indoor and outdoor gardening chores. Try these ideas: Set a small pot inside a larger one to propagate dozens of African violets at once. Use birds as your chief insecticide, with birdbaths along paths, seed sprinkled on plant leaves, and shade tree resting-nesting places. Create free composts, mulches, and fertilizers from your fall leaves, summer grass clippings, kitchen wastes, and spent plants, with a simple sheet method that eliminates expensive tumblers. qA brilliant collection of gardening booksq--The New York Times Book Review.But in a matter of weeks you can have a temporary screen using fast-growing herbaceous plants. ... sunflower O agt; (Tithonia rotundi folia), all of which xagt; J o grow three to six feet tall, are good m candidates for seasonal screens. ... Pick out some plump unblemished tubers at the grocery store (they look like lumpy potatoes) and plant them shal- lowly in your garden where you want a screen or some shade.

Title:100 Garden Tips and Timesavers
Author:Walter Chandoha
Publisher:Brooklyn Botanic Garden - 2005


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