From Burpeethe comprehensive,
authoritative guide flower gardeners have been waiting for. Organic gardening is preferred
today, and this book is just what beginners and experienced gardeners need to dig in. It
covers everything from creating flower gardens and borders to composting, container
gardens, edible gardens, flower design, and more. The first section includes a wealth of
general information on flowers and gardening, with detailed advice on growing flowers and
solving common problems. The second section features "Plant Portraits," with
information and photographs of more than 175 species.
Late Summer Flowers shows how to
extend the blooming season. By choosing plants that have a late flowering season, or offer
such bonuses as attractive foliage, seedheads, or berries, it is possible to get the best
from the garden in late summer and autumn. The book advises on companion planting and
planting for color and texture, and includes detailed discussion of how to choose
plantings for sun and shade, dry soil and damp, and for problem conditions such as heavy
clay or light sand.
In this exquisitely illustrated
volume, Julia Lawless reveals the fragrant garden to be a unique source of health,
well-being, and pleasure and guides you through every phase of creating your own aromatic
paradise. Accessible advice and a directory of more than 50 essential fragrant plants help
you to achieve your ideal, whether its a tiny aromatic border, a hanging basket, or
a formal rose garden. The Fragrant Garden is complete with a generous selection of recipes
and projects that show you how to use your gardens bounty to enhance your home,
health, beauty, and cooking.
With a little preparation and a few
minutes a day, new or experienced gardeners can have a colorful flower garden and a bounty
of vegetables with this fun and handy manual. Readers interested in a successful flower
garden learn how to choose low-care perennials and annuals as well as develop blueprints,
analyze the soil, and choose the right equipment. A productive vegetable garden can be
achieved with low-care, high-yield vegetables as well as efficiently mulching and
fertilizing the soil and the effective control of pests and disease. Useful,
easy-to-follow information on the basics of efficient gardening ensures that even the most
harried gardener gets their planting off to the right start.