Gardening for dummies / by Michael MacCaskey & the editors of the National Gardening Association ; foreword by Jim Wilson.
By: MacCaskey, Michael.
Contributor(s): National Gardening Association (U.S.).Material type: BookPublisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books, c1996Description: xxx, 335 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1568846444; 9781568846446.Subject(s): Gardening -- Handbooks, manuals, etcDDC classification: 635 Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information
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Planning your garden. A garden makes your life better -- Evaluating your property's potential -- Making your plan -- Gardening tools you will need -- Which plants for you? Which plant where? Putting plants in their place -- Get zoned -- What else does a plant need? Sun or shade -- Soil and water -- Room to grow -- Using native plants -- Shady business. Stuck between a rock and shady place? -- Made in the shade -- Fifteen flowering perennials for shady sites -- Fourteen annuals for shady sites -- Six evergreen shrubs for shady sites -- Five deciduous shrubs for shady sites -- It's a matter of choice -- Trees -- Shrubs -- Vines -- Perennials -- Annual flowers -- Flowering bulbs.
Ground covers, prairies, and meadows -- Making your garden. Making places for people. Paving, fences, and other expensive stuff -- D.I.Y. (do it yourself) or hire help -- Walking along paths. Side by side: determining width -- Naturalistic walks: lawn or mulch -- The gardener's edge -- Bark and gravel -- Brick, stone, and concrete -- Step by step: making slopes easier to climb -- Cool things on posts. Don't fence me in: property and privacy fences -- Keeping Peter Rabbit out -- Prefab fencing: pickets to stockades -- Putting a living room outdoors: patios, terraces, and decks -- How big to make it -- Patios (and terraces) -- Hitting the deck -- Now showing: private screenings.
It's all happening in the soil -- How to plant -- Caring for your garden. Maintaining your garden -- Lawns and lawn care -- Pests and diseases -- Creating special gardens -- Gardens for food and flavor. Growing a vegetable garden -- Planning a fruit garden -- Fruits for the home garden. Apples -- Peaches -- Pears -- Sweet cherries -- Plums -- Strawberries -- Grapes -- Blueberries -- Bramble fruits -- Gardens for color and cutting. Growing wildflowers -- Gardens for birds and butterflies -- Gardens in containers -- Rose gardens -- The part of tens. Composting and recycling yard waste -- Ten quick "garden" projects. Cooking up herb vinegars -- Making a flowering centerpiece -- Creating a water garden in a tub.
Forcing narcissus indoors -- Cleaning containers -- Preparing a salad basket -- Drying flowers -- Creating an autumn harvest wreath -- Making cut flowers last -- Ways to stretch the garden season -- How to support climbing plants. Raising canes. Bamboo teepees -- Chain-link fences -- Metal trellises -- Latticework trellises -- Fan trellises -- Plastic netting -- Pillars -- Wall-mounted supports -- Arbors -- Tips for gardeners without much garden -- Best plants for a perfumed garden -- Appendix B. Gardening online. Commercial online services. American Online -- CompuServe -- The Internet. Talking (or typing): Usenet newsgroups for gardeners -- Cutting through the clutter -- Mailing lists -- WEB sites.
Appendix C. Where to find it. Bulbs -- Flowers and vegetables -- Herbs -- Fruits and berries -- Perennial plants -- Roses -- Trees, shrubs, and vines -- Water garden plants and supplies -- Wildflowers -- Tools and supplies.
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