“PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR GARDENING SUCCESS”
Everything you need to know to get started, explained in plain and simple language.
* More than 100 of the best flower suggestions for can’t-miss color
* Valuable information for planning and maintaining a healthy and attractive flower garden
* Attention-grabbing flower combinations for color and texture contrasts
* The secrets of growing and creating beautiful, long-lasting home grown bouquets.
INCLUDES: selecting, planting and care, designing with flowers, bouquets & displays, plant directory; full index
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“This book is extremely user-friendly, especially for the beginner flower gardener. The first five chapters give basic gardening how-to information, which is similar to what you might find in any gardening book. Where Can’t Miss Flower Gardening really shines is in its plant directory.” from amazon.com
“This book was my savior! A quick scan through the extensive flower-index allowed me to pick out just the right flowers for each spot.” from amazon.com
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from the introduction: “To generate quality flowers, and plenty of them, a plant needs to get off to a good start. The roots feed the rest of the plant, ultimately nourishing flower development, so let’s begin there…”
from Color for Shade: “To look at many gardening magazines and books, it seems like a successful flower garden is by definition sunny. But what if you have shade? Good news–many flowering plants actually thrive in the shade. Some take advantage of springtime’s extra light (when deciduous trees overhead are not yet fully leafed out), while others simply perform better in shade and offer color for late spring and summer…”