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Gardening from the Ground Up, A guide to Planning and Maintaining the Complete home Garden
Gardening from the Ground Up A guide to Planning and Maintaining the Complete home Garden Author:Stanley Schuler Everything essential to the planning, establishment, and maintenance of the home garden is thoroughly and simply covered in this compact book intended primarily for the beginning gardener. New techniques for saving time and money are emphasized throughout. The organization of the volume is very practical; the book will prove valuable for quick r... more »eference, as well as for its general information.
Beginning with landscape planning to provide the outdoor living area right for you, there is a check list of things you want to do: swimming, cooking and eating, sitting and enjoying the view, and the like, and things you want to have, such as automobile turn-around, greenhouse, dog pen. Then follow the fundamentals literally from the ground up - clearing, grading, draining, terracing, testing and preparing your soil - and on to buying, propagating, and raising everything you want to grow for beauty and pleasure.
You'll find very helpful the comprehensive tables, among them a lengthy alphabetical list of trees, shrubs, and vines giving climate needed, height and other basics, and one of annuals and biennials showing where to seed, exposures, and space required. There is also a list of common plant pests and dhow to cope with them.
Seventy-seven photographs are a further attraction of this exceptionally useful garden manual.« less