Author: Frances Tophill
Publisher: Kyle Books
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.
Author: Martha Stewart
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Explains gardening techniques and offers guidelines for growing vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees.
How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens Up the Shadows
Author: Larry Hodgson
Celebrate shade! That's author Larry Hodgson's call to gardeners everywhere, no matter if you have a small shady corner or an entire landscape overshadowed by trees. His hands-on "been there, done that" advice will help you tackle planning, planting, and problem-solving, as well as create color, texture, and light-filled areas in the shade. He also shares more than 200 outstanding plants - perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants - that you can use to create a beautiful garden that will flourish under shady conditions. In fact, after reading Making the Most of Shade, even the gardener with the sunniest yard will want to create a shady nook!--COVER.
Author: Kim Wilde
Publisher: Collins Harvill
Beginner's guide to gardening.
24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens
Author: Barbara Pleasant
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Develop your green thumb as you learn to grow your own food. In this introductory guide to growing vegetables, Barbara Pleasant addresses common problems that first-time gardeners encounter. Using simple language and illustrated garden layouts, Pleasant shows you how to start, maintain, and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden in even the tiniest backyard. With handy tips on enriching soil, planting schedules, watering, fighting pests, and more, you’ll quickly discover how easy it is to enjoy your own homegrown vegetables.
All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Carolinas Garden
Author: Toby Bost,Bob Polomski
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Carolina Gardener’s Handbook is filled with need-to-know information from popular Carolina gardening experts. Each expert includes his or her collective wisdom in this complete guide for Carolina gardeners. In addition to hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly to-do calendars for more than ten plant categories from annuals to vines. “When to” information assists gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Advice on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in the Carolinas.
Techniques to Help You Get Started
Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
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.
All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden
Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker,Robert Bowden,Joe Lamp'l
The Florida Gardener’s Handbook has more than 300 proven plants, including tropical choices. Helpful icons highlight plant benefits and sun and shade requirements. Twelve months of when-to advice for each plant category help Florida gardeners keep their gardens growing. The authors address the challenges of Florida gardening with tropical and saltwater gardening information and garden how-tos for planting, pruning, watering, and much more. Full-color images for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all Florida gardeners. This resource guide provides all the need-to-know information for Florida gardeners from leading Florida gardening experts.
Grow Tons of Organic Vegetables in Tiny Spaces and Containers
Author: Karen Newcomb
A revised and updated edition of a classic best-seller outlines ecologically friendly, intensive biodynamic methods for producing large amounts of vegetables in very small spaces. Includes glossary. Original. 10,000 first printing.
How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts
Author: David Owens
Publisher: Garden Guy
Explains how to grow organic foods in desert climates, with sections devoted to vegetables, fruits and nuts, and controlling extreme pests organically.
All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a New England Garden
Author: Jacqueline Heriteau,Holly Hunter Stonehill,Liz Ball,James Fizzell,Joe Lamp'l
New England Gardener's Handbook is written by popular gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for New England gardeners. In addition to the hundreds of hardy plants in eleven different plant categories, there are monthly to-do calendars assisting gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to pruning. Full-color photos for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all New England gardeners with expert advice for home gardeners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for Texas Gardens
Author: Greg Grant
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs suitable for the diverse growing conditions of Texas gardens. Texas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the climate, soil, sun, and water conditions that affect growing success. Each plant profile highlights planting, growing, watering, and care information. Helpful charts and graphs assist gardeners in knowing when to plant and harvest.
A Gardener's Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting and More
Author: Miranda Smith
A basic guide to growing more than fifty of the most popular garden herbs, includes detailed planting and harvesting instructions, and recipes for seasonings, vinegars, oils, jellies, breads and teas
Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: Random House
Whether you're a complete beginner or a keen gardener, there are always times when it helps to have a reliable expert at your side. In The Complete How to be a Gardener, Alan Titchmarsh draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to give you a comprehensive guide to becoming a successful gardener. Alan starts with the fundamentals, covering the absolute essentials that every gardener needs to know, including information on how plants work and what they need to survive, as well as where to begin if you're a first-time gardener. Each chapter includes practical advice and step-by-step techniques and projects, as well as information on garden maintenance and a host of Alan's favourite plants to help you in your selection. With its perfect balance of down-to-earth information and inspirational garden ideas, this complete paperback edition of How to be a Gardener gets to the very heart of gardening and provides a comprehensive reference manual for any garden owner.
From Planting to Picking - The Complete Guide to Creating aBountiful Garden
Author: Fern Bradley
Publisher: Readers Digest
An illustrated guide to vegetable gardening explains how to plant and cultivate more than eighty vegetable varieties, covering everything from selecting plants and preparing the soil to pest control and harvesting.
Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, & Wisconsin
Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
This book includes planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs; popular selections, from arugula to zucchini; a variety of additional common and unusual fruits, vegetables, and herbs; and advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more.
Author: Melissa Melton Snyder
Publisher: The Countryman Press
A comprehensive guide to starting an herb garden, written for beginners The consummate beginners guide for anyone interested in starting an herb garden. It will explain, in simple terms, everything you need to know about choosing the site, preparing the soil, choosing the plants, caring for them, dealing with pests and diseases, and what to do with the harvest at the end of the summer. Included will be actual easy-to-follow garden plans, lots of helpful tips, expert advice, and useful figures.
A guide for gardeners who can't garden yet
Author: Hollie Newton
This is the gardening book reimagined for a new generation. A book for people who want to learn how to grow things, but haven't got a clue where to start. With the average person now spending an enormous 8 hours and 41 minutes in front of a screen every day, gardening is an easy way to escape for half an hour. Whether on a rented balcony or a sunny kitchen windowsill, it turns out growing something with your own two hands can make you feel better. Which is where HOW TO GROW comes in. Irreverent and inspiring, this book will equip you with all the know-how and confidence you need to take your first steps into a lifelong gardening love affair - trowel in one hand, drink in the other. From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in HOW TO GROW, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past few years as she's journeyed from gardening novice to vegetable-grower-extraordinaire - all from her pint-sized London garden. With chapters on easy-to-grow veg, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers (along with plenty of tried-and-tested guidance to keeping those plants alive, and delicious recipes to make the most of your haul), you'll also learn everything from the basics of planning your garden to stylish design ideas. Focusing on small and urban spaces and including beautiful photography throughout, this is practical advice for a whole new generation of gardeners.
How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live
Author: Niki Jabbour
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.