All New Square Foot Gardening
The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591865484
Rapidly increasing in popularity, square foot gardening is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden. That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books describing how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener. Now, with the publication of All New Square Foot Gardening II, the essential guide to his unique step-by-step method has become even better. Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them throughout the world ever since. In the process, he has made improvements and refinements and continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times. In this new volume, Bartholomew furthers his discussion on one of the most popular gardening trends today: vertical gardening. He also explains how you can make gardening fun for kids by teaching them the square foot method. Finally, an expanded section on pest control helps you protect your precious produce. Rich with new full-color images and updated tips for selecting materials, this beautiful new edition is perfect for brand-new gardeners as well as the millions of square foot gardeners who are already dedicated to Mel’s industry-changing insights.
Pollinator Friendly Gardening
Gardening for Bees, Butterflies, and Other Pollinators
Paperback ISBN: 0760349134
This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to help support our pollinators. Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden? How about making sure your local environment helps bees, butterflies, and birds survive and thrive? If you are a beekeeper, are you looking for the ideal plants to keep your colony happy? Pollinators such as monarch butterflies and bees are under threat, and more and more gardeners want to do all they can to create a hospitable space for them. That's wherePollinator Friendly Gardening comes in. It identifies the most visible and beloved pollinators: bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, as well as some more unlikely candidates such as ants, wasps, and beetles. It then explains the intriguing synergy between plants and pollinators. This vital information makes it a unique sourcebook to share the ways that anyone can make a yard a more friendly place for pollinators. Plant selection, hardscape choices, habitat building (both natural and manmade), and growing practices that give pollinators their best chance in the garden are all covered in detail. Plant lists organized by category, helpful tips, and expert spotlights make it a fun and easy book to read too.
Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota
Paperback ISBN: 1591865662
If you live in the Midwestern United States, you’ll discover the best edible plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide—and they’ll be on your table before you know it.
Beginner Gardening Step by Step
Paperback ISBN: 1465477004
A guide for the beginning gardener features photographic illustrations that give step-by-step guides to start building your own garden or green space, including tips on planting, potting, pruning and lawn maintenance. Original.
Square Foot Gardening High-Value Veggies
Homegrown Produce Ranked by Value
Paperback ISBN: 1591866685
Presents a ranking of fifty-nine vegetables which are the most economical to grow and are cheaper than buying that vegetable at a market, with planting and growing instructions for each individual vegetable.
Unexpected Beauty for the Garden, Container or Vase
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0881929190
This collection of green-flowered plants showcases a wide spectrum of perennials, annuals, bulbs and orchids. Exquisite photographs combine with descriptions, cultivation advice and interesting background information to inspire all plant-lovers to embrace these flowers. While some will make a subtly sophicated contribution to your home or garden, others, like the remarkably green red-hot poker, the furry-fingered kangaroo paw and the striking rudbeckia that boasts a black cone and green bracts, will stop visitors in their tracks.
The Anxious Gardener's Book of Answers
Paperback ISBN: 1604692359
The Anxious Gardener's Book of Answers identifies the 100 most common gardening mistakes and gives gardeners the techniques to prevent them. Or, if it's too late and they've already goofed, there are tips to fix the mistake. The book's 24 chapters tackle every kind of gardening disaster, whether it has to do with plants, tools and techniques, or general care and maintenance. Gardeners looking to prune their roses will learn to hold off until late winter to avoid damaging plant tissue. Gardeners that have allowed their mint to overgrow? Dunn advises pulling it out and replanting it in a container to control the root. Organized by common garden topics and designed to be easily dipped in and out of, The Anxious Gardener's Book of Answers offers nuggets of wisdom based on Teri Dunn Chace's years of hands-on gardening experience. Advice is humorously supported by Colleen Coover's delightful illustrations. This accessible guide will transform an anxious gardener into an informed, confident, successful gardener with a mistake-free garden
The Gardener's Color Palette
Paint Your Garden With 100 Extraordinary Flower Choices
Paperback ISBN: 1604690844
Looks at one hundred flowering plants arranged by color offering information on their care, condition requirements, companion plants, size, bloom time, and growing zones.