qGod almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.q --Sir Francis Bacon 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 For Dummies comes in. Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Donat 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: Basic gardening skillsafrom 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 tulipsacoaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying natureas bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening 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: Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening For Dummies shows you how to experience the apurest of human pleasuresa in your own backyard.Collect chicorya#39;s leaves in fall, but dona#39;t expect to freeze or dry them ... To bring chives indoors for a short-lived winter crop, dig a small clump three or four weeks before 656 Book VII: Vegetables and Herbs your first expected frost. 525557anbsp;...
|Title||:||Gardening All-in-One For Dummies|
|Author||:||The National Gardening Association,, Bob Beckstrom, Karan Davis Cutler, Kathleen Fisher, Phillip Giroux, Judy Glattstein, Mike MacCaskey, Bill Marken, Charlie Nardozzi, Sally Roth, Marcia Tatroe, Lance Walheim, Ann Whitman|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2003-02-28|