Beginner s Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781610582759
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Gardening

Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening is a one-stop, easy to understand, beautifully designed book with step-by-step instructions and photographs for every important gardening and landscaping technique. New homeowners with no prior knowledge of landscape care will learn how to turn their yards from weedy, overgrown patches to gorgeous landscapes that are the envy of their neighbors. Young gardeners or new gardeners will learn - the right way - how to take care of everything from perennials to shrubs to their vegetable gardens, ensuring success the first time around. This is the one book that every gardener should have on their bookshelf.

Beginner s Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591865339
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Genre: Gardening

Covers gardening and landscaping basics, with information on such topics as selecting flowers, trees, and shrubs; pruning and caring for trees; growing vegetables; and reading and understanding seed packets, plant labels, and climate zone maps.

Beginner s Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591865339
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Genre: Gardening

Covers gardening and landscaping basics, with information on such topics as selecting flowers, trees, and shrubs; pruning and caring for trees; growing vegetables; and reading and understanding seed packets, plant labels, and climate zone maps.

Gardening Basics For Dummies

Author: Steven A. Frowine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118050622
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Genre: Gardening

You’re now officially out of excuses for not planting the garden of your dreams. Even if you’ve never sowed a seed nor pulled a weed, Gardening Basics For Dummies contains everything you need to know about flowers, beds, borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to create your own private paradise. This friendly and informative guide also covers all of the tools and additives available to make gardening easier. You’ll discover: Clear definitions and descriptions of the different types of plants Tips on choosing the type of garden you want How to create a garden plan Easy-to-follow instructions for soil preparation Advice on planting, growing and caring for annuals and perennials Step-by-step plans for organic and edible gardens Plans for butterfly and children's gardens Packed with helpful tips on controlling pests safely, managing weeds, and correcting common gardening problems, Gardening for Dummies turns your brown thumb green in a hurry.

Reader s Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author:
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 0895778297
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Gardening

Providing guidance on a wide range of garden types from small backyard plots to country acreage, an in-depth reference offers straightforward information on such topics as plants, pest-control, fertilizer, and environmental awareness. 100,000 first printing.

The Beginner s Guide to Starting a Garden

Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604697803
Release Date: 2017-02-08
Genre: Gardening

A fresh approach and simple way to transform your yard! The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer hours (and a minimal amount of money) in the garden by tackling one small area at a time. You’ll find garden plans for ten unique areas—the entryway, the shady areas under trees, and more—that can be linked together over time to create a unified yard, and plants that are dependable, easy to find, and look good year after year. You’ll also learn the basics of good design, which plants offer the most bloom for your buck, and how to avoid the most common planting mistakes.

Better Homes Gardens Vegetable Fruit Herb Gardening

Author: Better Homes & Gardens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470638569
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Genre: Gardening

This comprehensive guide to homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels. Over 150 garden projects, with handy shopping lists for tools and ingredients, and step-by-step instructions on planting, growing, and harvesting seasonal bounty. More than 450 beautiful full-color photos throughout, including helpful step-by-step photos to guide the reader through critical steps and innovative project ideas. The focus of the book will be on setting up an edible garden at home, whether it be small tomato plants or windowsill planters filled with aromatic herbs, to large-scale beds of greens Special sections on how to store your bounty and tips on composting at home Tips from the Garden Doctor throughout the help troubleshoot common problems Includes helpful seasonality charts and comprehensive encyclopedic listings of food crops to easily identify common varieties, where they grow and how to care for them.

The Backyard Gardener

Author: Kelly Orzel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493026586
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Gardening

A beautiful and simple guide to edible gardening The “garden to table” movement is inspiring another generation of gardeners but many of them have questions. How important is composting? Is seed saving really worth it? Focusing on sustainable, organic growing practices and plants, The Backyard Gardener is a comprehensive handbook that will help get them started. Kelly Orzel covers everything from soil selection to growing and harvesting. Sidebars such as “garden center survival tips” offer useful advice to help readers build their confidence and know-how. This guide also features photographs of beautiful plant bed designs, propagation techniques, and much more.

Rodale s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Author: Pauline Pears
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0756609321
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Gardening

An in-depth, lavishly illustrated reference on organic gardening provides detailed instruction in and tips on the techniques required to produce wholesome fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, and high-quality herbs without the use of chemicals, covering such topics as cultivation, pest control, composting, and year-round gardening methods. Reprint.

The Beginner s Guide to Gardening

Author: Creative Homeowner
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 1580115632
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Gardening

A beautifully illustrated and photographed book for those who would like to learn how to grow their own flowers, herbs, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Original.

The First Time Gardener

Author: Frances Tophill
Publisher: Kyle Books
ISBN: 9780857836113
Release Date: 2018-07-23
Genre: Gardening

Although excited by the prospect of moving into their own home for the first time, many people are mystified by the prospect of what to do with their outdoor space. Frances Tophill's fuss-free, practical guide shows you how to create a space outside your own back door that's designed by you, built by you and enjoyed by you. Beginning with advice on getting to know your garden - what type of soil you have, what the drainage and light is like - then on getting to know yourself as a gardener - do you want a vegetable patch, an abundance of flowers or simply an extension of your indoor living space? - and then moving on to the practical design, including hard and soft landscaping and building materials and guidance, Frances guides you through different types of plants and how to source and plant them. There is also a section on aftercare, telling you the best way to keep your garden well cared for and easy to maintain throughout the year.

Rodale s Basic Organic Gardening

Author: Deborah L. Martin
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781609619831
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Gardening

When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie’s language—from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods. In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening, general garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on OrganicGardening.com. With a "no question is unwelcome" approach, a troubleshooting section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning gardener (or one who’s new to gardening organically) needs to get growing and keep a garden going strong all season.

Reader s Digest New Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author:
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 0762102764
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Gardening

Provides information on gardening techniques, growing perennials, annuals, bulbs, fruits, vegetables, and herbs and offers advice on how to combat insects and diseases by using organic solutions.

Allotment Gardening

Author: Susan Berger
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 9781903998540
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Allotment gardens

Allotment Gardening is a practical guide to growing your own fruit and vegetables organically. Aimed at those who have not had an allotment before, or are new to growing their own, it is packed with advicefrom choosing and planning your allotment through to harvesting and storing your produce. In Part One, Susan Berger discusses the basics, from tools, planning and clearing the site, to soil, crop rotation, planting and protecting plants. She also looks at design, growing techniquesfrom feeding and mulching to saving seed and supporting plantsand how to prevent and cope with common problems. A gardener­s calendar, with detailed activities for each month, completes the section. Part Two gives detailed instructions on the cultivation of individual fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs, along with recommendations for particular varieties, chosen for their flavour. Ideas for companion planting, and tips on storage and use of herbs are also included. Each fruit and vegetable entry features an easy recipe to help you make the most of your fresh produce: simple soups from pea to pumpkin, unusual ways of serving vegetables, from Frizzled Brussel Sprouts to Roasted Beetroot with Thyme; more exotic dishes, from Sauted Kohl Rabi to an earthy Ribollita; and easy recipes for puddings and jams. Illustrated with line drawings and over 30 full colour photographs, Allotment Gardening also includes a directory of organic seed suppliers and useful organizations.

Gardening For Dummies

Author: Sue Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119996856
Release Date: 2011-02-16
Genre: Gardening

If you want to develop your green fingers and be part of one of the most popular pastimes in the UK, Gardening For Dummies is the book for you. Packed with expert advice, helping the novice get a solid start and the seasoned gardener broaden their breadth of knowledge, you can learn and develop skills in how to do everything from planning your planting to controlling pests - and everything in between. Full of useful illustrations and insider's tips this book will be a vital reference for everyone with an interest and love of gardening, whether you have a few containers in the back yard or a huge back garden with a rolling lawn.