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For the past 35 years, thousands of Wisconsin gardeners have relied on the The Wisconsin Garden Guide. Now for the first time in full color, this revised and updated guide should be your one dependable reference to gardening the Badger State. Whether your garden is in a small backyard or on several acres, you will find just what you need to know to be a successful gardener in Wisconsin s challenging climate. Jerry Minnich is the Wisconsin garden expert. With more than forty years of gardening experience, …
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One of a series aimed at the less experienced gardener, this book focuses on herb gardening. Growing herbs has long been a popular aspect of gardening, and this guide gives a grounding in the fundamentals of choosing a design for the herb garden, planting schemes and garden layout, as well as detailed advice on growing herbs themselves. With tips on promoting healthy plants and a season-by-season guide, this book should prove to be a valuable primer for all new - or newish - gardeners. Jessica Houdret …

Gardening opens our eyes to the world around us, brings endless hours of fun and joy to our existence, and reveals to us many truths about life in general. In this engaging memoir, Jane Foster shares her love for gardening and living on Block Island. Seasons at Sea Meadow blends practical, coastal gardening tips and techniques with personal insight and reflection. Organizing activities month-by-month, Jane guides the reader through a year in the life of a garden, all the while mixing advice with …

In todays increasingly busy world, even the keenest gardeners may often have trouble fitting in more than the odd half hour to cultivate their plot. This volume demonstrates how you can create or maintain a beautiful garden, large or small, even if you are only able - or only want - to work on it for short periods of time. It tells you how to plan and use time in the garden most effectively, where to direct effort for best results, and how essential work can be fitted into easy half-hour timeslots. …

Whether an active, hands-on gardener, or someone who simply enjoys looking at gardens, readers will savor this book at any time of year, on a glorious summer’s day with a cool drink, or sitting fireside in a cozy armchair. With its rich selection of inspirational quotations from gardeners past and present, as well as from poets, painters, novelists, diarists, and spiritual teachers, this is a book for reflection designed to capture the joy of being alive that gardening evokes. Gardens can make …

The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental plants. It is designed to meet the highest scientific standards but the vocabulary is kept as uncomplicated as possible so that it is fully accessible to the informed gardener and landscape architect as well as to the professional botanists. Although based upon Europe the series will be an extremely useful reference on plants in cultivation throughout the world. Families, genera and species …

From the gardens of ancient Egypt to the arts and crafts creations of Edwardian England, green sculpture has been clipped into shape. With its bold silhouettes, topiary is an icon that defines the hand of man in creating gardens, expressing the gardener’s ideas and firing the observer’s imagination. In this book, informative photographs offer ideas and starting points for creating your personal topiary work, while guidelines to creating specific shapes and designs are set out in simple diagrams …

Famed for their durability, beauty, and diversity, hydrangeas are enjoying a renaissance in todays gardens. These classic garden shrubs provide bold color --- from pink to purple, blue to white --- in midsummer to midautumn, when few other plants are in bloom. Many hundreds of dramatic species, hybrids, and horticultural selections are available to the enthusiast to fill every possible niche in the garden. For the first time, a thorough encyclopedia shows in full color the range of flowering treasures …

Everything the keen gardener needs to know about the creation and management of meadows. At some point in their life, everyone has caught sight of a breathtaking meadow of grasses and wildflowers. The amazing community created by flowers and grasses, butterflies, grasshoppers and other fauna is rich and colourful. No wonder then, with the biodiversity of our countryside fast disappearing, that meadow gardening has become fashionable again. In this definitive guide, Christopher Lloyd covers all aspects …

A gardener-friendly guide to growing roses. Old-fashioned roses are cherished by gardeners for their timeless beauty, strong fragrance and fascinating history. Growing these roses -- along with their hybrids -- offers gardeners an opportunity to bring history to life. It is enormously gratifying to know that the roses blooming in ones garden were first cultivated by the Empress Josephine or were originally used to cover Cleopatras bed. Old-fashioned and David Austin Roses communicates the pure romance …

The most complete guide available for strawberry production and pest managment. Includes more than 150 excellent color photographs, 60 line line drawings, and the research of more than 60 University of California scientists and Extension specialists. This guide will help you identify over 100 different pest problems in strawberries including insects, mites, diseases, weeds, nematodes and vertebrates.. An invaluable resource for growers and pest control professionals. A special chapter for the home …

Over the last 25 years, Heidi Gildemeister has converted a dry landscape on the western Mediterranean coast into a gorgeous, thriving ten-acre garden. Her own experience and research have taught her the secrets of utilizing drought-resistant plants and waterwise gardening practices to allow the soil and plants to absorb enough winter rain so they can survive the dry summer. Now this expert gardener, author of the widely praised Mediterranean Gardening: A Waterwise Approach, shares her wealth of knowledge …

The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora …