The Successful Gardener [registered Trademark] Guide

John F. Blair, Publisher
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SpanEleven years ago, Leah Chester-Davis founded Extensions Successful Gardener, a newsletter published by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension to address the high demand for gardening information across the state. Toby Bost, extension agent and acclaimed garden-book author, joined her team. Together, they worked with horticulture experts statewide to deliver a top-quality gardening publication to North Carolinians. The newsletter has won numerous awards through the years, including the Garden Writers Association Award.

The Successful Gardener Guide: North Carolina is a compilation of the best material from 10 years of research for the Extensions Successful Gardener newsletter. Novice and expert gardeners alike will find useful information in this books six color-coded, easy-to-reference chapters: extension agents address common gardening concerns and recommend ecologically sound principles for pest and garden management; plant species and cultivars from tried-and-true favorites to new introductions are specifically recommended for North Carolinas zones; monthly calendars for the mountains, Piedmont, and coastal regions of the state provide seasonal gardening advice; a collection of the best Enviro-Tips offers budget-friendly advice for a sustainable landscape; the states most frequently asked questions about pest management and plant-growing concerns are answered; and detailed descriptions and planting tips are offered for some of the best and most exciting plant introductions.

Readers can rely on the information in The Successful Gardener Guide: North Carolina as scientifically accurate and written for gardens in their region. Thousands of North Carolina gardeners have benefitted from the research of extension agents. Now, they have the best and most useful information in one accessible volume. /span
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Publisher
John F. Blair, Publisher
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Published on
Dec 31, 2011
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Pages
218
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ISBN
9780895875167
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Language
English
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Genres
GARDENING / General
Gardening / Landscape
Gardening / Regional / General
NATURE / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Toby Bost
Even beginner gardeners can select plants to create a stunning garden as unique as the Carolinas - with expert help to ensure success! Carolinas Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant selection guide, perfect for when you're choosing plants and starting a garden in a climate that can be as challenging as it is beautiful. Choose the right plants and care for them properly with help from an expert. Toby Bost, one of the area's most highly respected and experienced gardeners, shares his deep knowledge of the region, gardens, and plants in a lively, upbeat style. The author's top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) the Carolina's heat, humidty, coastal conditions, clay and sandy loam soils, and other unique growing conditions guarantee success for the area gardeners and home landscapers. Plants are divided into easy-to-browse chapters, including Annuals, Bulbs, Groundcovers, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Lawns, and Vines. Each plant is highlighted in its respective chapter with a large full-color photograph and tips on how, when, and where to plant. Carolinas Getting Started Garden Guide doesn't stop at plant selection. Methods for preparing soil, watering, fertilizer application, and pest management are also covered in detail. Along with the "nitty-gritty" of tending your garden, Toby shares his inspiration for garden design, offers ways to incorporate your plants into the landscape, and names some favorite cultivars or species. His sound, practical advice is clothed in beautiful descriptions of each plant that will inspire you to get your hands dirty!
Toby Bost
Even beginner gardeners can select plants to create a stunning garden as unique as the Carolinas - with expert help to ensure success! Carolinas Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant selection guide, perfect for when you're choosing plants and starting a garden in a climate that can be as challenging as it is beautiful. Choose the right plants and care for them properly with help from an expert. Toby Bost, one of the area's most highly respected and experienced gardeners, shares his deep knowledge of the region, gardens, and plants in a lively, upbeat style. The author's top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) the Carolina's heat, humidty, coastal conditions, clay and sandy loam soils, and other unique growing conditions guarantee success for the area gardeners and home landscapers. Plants are divided into easy-to-browse chapters, including Annuals, Bulbs, Groundcovers, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Lawns, and Vines. Each plant is highlighted in its respective chapter with a large full-color photograph and tips on how, when, and where to plant. Carolinas Getting Started Garden Guide doesn't stop at plant selection. Methods for preparing soil, watering, fertilizer application, and pest management are also covered in detail. Along with the "nitty-gritty" of tending your garden, Toby shares his inspiration for garden design, offers ways to incorporate your plants into the landscape, and names some favorite cultivars or species. His sound, practical advice is clothed in beautiful descriptions of each plant that will inspire you to get your hands dirty!
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