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  Garden Basics
For both the experienced gardener or an eager beginner, valuable advice on all aspects of gardening in the titles below
Gardening Basics : A Complete Guide to Designing, Planting, and Maintaining Gardens
by Kenneth A. Beckett

From Booklist 4.1.99
This is truly a comprehensive introduction to gardening, with basic information on designing and creating family gardens, patio gardens, large gardens, and low-maintenance gardens. The authors explain such tasks as constructing brick, concrete, and stone surfaces; fences; arches; pergolas; and...
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The Low-Maintenance Garden
by Susan Berry, Steve Bradley

Book Description
Essential reading for those who desire a beautiful garden without the back-breaking work, The Low-Maintenance Garden is the guide to enjoying your garden rather than spending hours toiling in it. This book shows how to minimize and simplify gardening tasks, and over time create a virtually...
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Growing 101 Herbs that Heal: Gardening Techniques, Recipes, and Remedies
by Tammi Hartung
An excellent guide for novices and experts alike,
Growing 101 Herbs That Heal combines gardening, cooking, crafts, and natural healthcare into one sturdy manual. The author's care and concern for healthy plants and people are evident on every page, and there's an astonishing amount of detail in... Read more

Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening Companion
by Maria Rodale

Book Description
Maria Rodale, of the family that originated the organic gardening movement in the United States, introduces a beautiful-and practical-journal as an essential companion to her popular
Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening. With a similar design, the lush, four-color photographs and illustrations accent... Read more

The Lawn & Garden Owner's Manual
by Lewis Hill, Nancy Hill
Full of useful information on refreshing tired-out lawns and gardens,
The Lawn and Garden Owner's Manual is a terrific, comprehensive guide to ongoing care and maintenance of those long-suffering lawns, fruit trees, and ornamental trimmings. Emphasizing care of plants that are already installed and... Read more

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gardener's Desk Reference
by Janet Marinelli
Don't plan on getting a lot accomplished for the first week or so that this book is in your house. It may be a reference, but it behaves like a sponge, sucking up any and all attention you happen to cast its way. Take, for example, the chapter called "Botany for Gardeners." High-school biology was ...
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American Horticultural Society A To Z Encyclopedia Of Garden Plants
by Christopher Brickell
Collecting contributions from 100 distinguished horticulturists, the handsome and lavishly illustrated
American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is a truly definitive gardening reference. With its 1,092 tiny-print pages, this may not be the book to tuck into your pocket as you... Read more

Roses for the Scented Room : A Scrapbook of Ideas, Recipes, and Gifts
by Barbara Milo Ohrbach
Whether you love roses for their delicate petals, astonishing range of colors, or sweet, seductive scent, Barbara Milo Ohrbach's gorgeous book,
Roses for a Scented Room, will inspire you to fill every room in your house with a lovely array of edibles, decorations, and perfumed bouquets. A... Read more

Vegetable Gardening: Your Ultimate Guide (Black & Decker Outdoor Home)
by Robert J. Dolezal
A well-planned combination of straightforward text and colorful photos make
Vegetable Gardening: Your Ultimate Guide a most useful addition in your quest for the perfect melon or Brussels sprout. The chapters on preparation cover everything from garden design (complete with worksheets) to the... Read more

The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening
by J. I. Rodale
This hefty reference manual is absolutely packed with specific information on everything from bee-keeping to window gardening. More like a standard textbook than most gardening books of today,
Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been around since 1959, and in its 1,000-plus pages manages to... Read more

Western Garden Book
by Sunset Editors, Kathleen N. Brenzel

From Book News, Inc. 2.1.96
The 40th anniversary edition marks the first major revision of this gardeners' bible since 1967. As before, the guide provides an excellent thematically-organized guide to plant selection and a hefty plant encyclopedia. Changes include new color photographs, a practical gardening dictionary and...
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The 400 Best Garden Plants : A Practical Encyclopedia of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, Trees, and Shrubs
by Elvin McDonald
This fully comprehensive guide to the outstanding garden plants of every season should be on the book shelves of both novice gardeners and green-fingered experts. More than 425 full-color photographs illustrate detailed listings for specific varieties of annuals, perennials, bulbs, and trees. Each...
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How to Grow Vegetables and Fruits by the Organic Method
by J. I. Rodale
Another impressive tome from Rodale Press, this practical text of nearly 1,000 pages covers organic gardening from the first soil preparation to the final harvesting and preserving.
How to Grow Vegetable and Fruits by the Organic Method may be a bit daunting for the novice gardener, simply because... Read more

New Complete Guide to Gardening
by Susan A. Roth
If you're in the market for an all-around garden guide to get you primed for the planting season, this beautiful, well-organized book will meet all your needs. The cover's floral effusion will brighten your coffee table, and inside you'll find what you need to get started or to grow in your...
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American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical Techniques
by American Horticultural Society
The American Horticultural Society's
Plant Propagation is one of those stuck-on-a-desert-island books. All the information you could ever possibly want in order to propagate virtually any plant or tree or cactus or succulent that might be growing on said desert island is to be found somewhere... Read more

Composting (Smith & Hawken)
by Liz Ball
Backyard composting can be almost a religious topic among serious gardeners, so it's no surprise that Smith & Hawken has chosen it for the subject of one of their exceedingly thorough single-subject gardening guides.
Composting is for the gardener who likes information to be presented economically... Read more


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