Organized by season, this-large format compilation of Horticulture magazine's bimonthly illustrated how-to column offers 86 projects, each complete in a two-page layout and each step illustrated by Elayne Sears' pen and ink drawings.
Projects range from the common to the unusual: building a raised bed, planting a raspberry patch, raising ferns from spores, storing tropical water lilies. Topics cover landscaping from seeding a lawn to pruning, planting and propagating shrubs and trees. Gardening topics cover everything from composting to raising pole beans, drying herbs, growing roses from cuttings, saving seeds.
There's a little something for everyone here, novice or expert. Directions are clear and precise and never assume prior knowledge while the illustrations are attractive and useful.
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A collection of 86 monthly columns fromHorticulturemagazine, enhanced by illustrations by Elayne Sears. The friendly, conversational contributions by writers such asOliver E. Allen,Nancy Bubel,Thomas Christopher, Teri Dunn, Thomas Fisher,Lee Reich, andJanet H. Sanchezset neophytes at ease and make veteran gardeners feel like one of the old pros. Articles walk readers through such backyard trials as pruning flowering shrubs, forcing Belgian endive, and hardening off seedlings.