The northern garden, with its unique growing conditions, presents gardeners with a major challenge. Many popular plants simply do not grow well in colder climates. Now, this easy-to-use guide for northern gardens gives you step-by-step instructions on choosing and caring for more than 150 low-maintenance plants and shrubs that thrive in colder climates including...Annuals, Perennials, Vines, Shrubs and Trees. Tough Plants for Northern Garden is your solution for a beautiful, healthy, low-care garden.
The Lawn Guide Series takes the mystery out of lawn care and maintenance. The book describes how to properly plant, fertilize and water as well as recommendations on how to address the inevitable lawn problems.
A beautiful perpetual calendar and month-by-month guide to gardening in Minnesota and Wisconsin that you can use year after year to keep track of your garden's progress. Every month has 12 pages devoted to information about annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruits, trees, shrubs or houseplants. Engebretson and Williamson also include important information on first and last frost dates and illustrated tables of climate norms and extremes across the Upper Midwest along with plenty of tips that will keep your garden looking its best. Each page is designed to inspire, offer timely ideas and help plan your garden year.
Sunset answers the needs of budding Midwestern gardeners with this lavishly illustrated guide to the best ways to make their gardens grow and prosper. Starting with varieties that are known regional successes and moving on to complete planting and growing information, this book is the one that Midwesterners will turn to in order to plan and enhance their gardens. One of the first volumes in Sunset's new series, it includes a Calendar of Top 10 Tasks for each season and a whole chapter devoted to lawns and their alternatives, including native prairie plants. Edited by popular Midwest gardening guru Bonnie Blodgett of St. Paul, Minnesota, editor to "The Garden Letter quarterly newsletter.
With this beautiful book at your fingertips, you can select, plant and care for the trees and shrubs that suit the conditions present in your garden: * Detailed listings for 75 different species of trees and shrubs, along with information on more than 850 recommended varieties and cultivars best suited for Minnesota and Wisconsin gardens * Size, shape and growing zone * Notes on the best features of each species or variety * What tree or shrub to select for a specific location * How to plant, prune and propagate * Soil, moisture and sunlight requirements * Year-round maintenance * Tips for solving pest and disease problems * Color photographs throughout.
Written by one of the region's most highly respected gardening experts, Minnesota & Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant recommendation guidebook geared exclusively toward gardeners located in these states. Author Melinda Myers shares her extensive gardening knowledge, highlighting her top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) the area's tough winters and other unique growing conditions, guaranteeing success for the gardener and home landscaper in Minnesota or Wisconsin. From soil and water to fertilization and pest management, Minnesota & Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide addresses all the gardening topics of concern to Minnesota and Wisconsin gardeners. Featured plant categories discuss annuals, bulbs, ferns and groundcovers, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, turfgrasses, and vines. Each plant is showcased with detailed photography; specific advice on how, when, and where to plant; growing tips, such as watering requirements; and descriptions of routine care. Alongside these "nitty-gritty" aspects of planting and growing, Myers shares her inspiration for garden design, the various ways you can beautifully incorporate plants into your landscape, and her favorite cultivars and species. With proven, practical instructions presented through gorgeous imagery and adapted specially for the Minnesota and Wisconsin climate, Minnesota & Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide is your ticket to successful planting--whether you're in the Badger State or the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Filled with practical advice and detailed information, this indispensable guide to prairie gardening shows readers how to choose space, plan a garden, select plants and flowers, and much more.
Brilliant photographs and down-to-earth advice are packed into this guide to over 300 annuals suited to the climate of the western Great Lakes region. Engebretson and Williamson provide information on light, water and nutrient needs, as well as recommendations on how and when to start your plants. This book also includes tips on planting, growing, recommended varieties and problems and pests.