Container Gardening For Dummies

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Author: Bill Marken,Suzanne DeJohn,The Editors of the National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470635568

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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Learn to: Choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen Cultivate charming gardens in any climate Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly way The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening! Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals, perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs. Getting the dirt on container gardening — discover the advantages of growing plants in containers and learn how to maximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive Picking a pot to plant in — take a look around your living space and determine the best location and type of container for your garden Enjoying a summer fling — get the lowdown on the best single-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for container growing Putting down roots — find out which perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact Designing and decorating — take advantage of ideas and inspiration for creating eye-catching container gardening displays Open the book and find: Things you need to know before planting A quick primer on climate What to look for in a soil mix How to work with perennials and annuals Information you need to help you choose plants Why and when containers need water and fertilizer Guidance on replanting, repotting, and pruning Tips for preventing insect pests and diseases Ways to liven up your space with trees, shrubs, and vines

Urban Gardening For Dummies

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Author: The National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118502442

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

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The easy way to succeed at urban gardening A townhouse yard, a balcony, a fire escape, a south-facingwindow—even a basement apartment can all be suitablelocations to grow enough food to save a considerable amount ofmoney and enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce possible. Urban Gardening For Dummies helps you make the most oflimited space through the use of proven small-space gardeningtechniques that allow gardeners to maximize yield while minimizingspace. Covers square-foot gardening and vertical and layeredgardening Includes guidance on working with container gardening,succession gardening, and companion gardening Offers guidance on pest management, irrigation and rainbarrels, and small-space composting If you're interested in starting an urban garden that makesmaximum use of minimal space, Urban Gardening For Dummieshas you covered.

Container Gardening for Dummiesreg;

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Author: Bill Marken,National Gardening Association (U.S.)

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780470043707

Category: Container gardening

Page: 192

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Includes 8 pages of full-color container garden photos Your green-thumb guide to pots, planters, baskets, and window boxes! If you're short on space or want to brighten up a patio, deck, or window, container gardening is just the ticket. This friendly guide shows you step by step how to select containers, choose the right plants — including flowers, vegetables, herbs, and succulents — and make sure your garden thrives. Discover how to Pick the right containers for your space Pot and repot plants Select annual or perennial flowers Choose vegetables, herbs, cacti, or succulents Water, fertilize, and control pests

Gardening For Dummies

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Author: Sue Fisher,Michael MacCaskey,Bill Marken,National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119996859

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

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If you want to develop your green fingers and be part of one of the most popular pastimes in the UK, Gardening For Dummies is the book for you. Packed with expert advice, helping the novice get a solid start and the seasoned gardener broaden their breadth of knowledge, you can learn and develop skills in how to do everything from planning your planting to controlling pests - and everything in between. Full of useful illustrations and insider's tips this book will be a vital reference for everyone with an interest and love of gardening, whether you have a few containers in the back yard or a huge back garden with a rolling lawn.

Gardening Basics For Canadians For Dummies

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Author: Liz Primeau,Canadian Gardening,Steven A. Frowine,The National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470677163

Category: Gardening

Page: 448

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Gardening Basics For Canadians For Dummies has been revised to help the beginner gardener get started, providing all the information you'll need on flowers beds and borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to landscape your property. It also includes step-by-step plans for organic and edible gardens, specific regional gardens, and butterfly and children's gardens. The book gives helpful tips controlling pests safely, managing weeds, and correcting common gardening problems. In addition, Gardening Basics For Canadians For Dummies also covers all the new tools and additives available to make gardening easier. With information about what plants grow best in our country's diverse regions, and helpful Canadian resources that help readers find everything they need to get gardening, this book is essential reading for any Canadian with a green thumb.

Superfoods For Dummies

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Author: Brent Agin,Shereen Jegtvig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470445394

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 360

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Transform your diet and reap the extraordinary benefits of superfoods Want to eat healthier, lose weight, and fight off disease? You can do it with superfoods! This friendly guide explains everything you need to know — why you need superfoods, the science behind them, and how to prepare and enjoy them. From bananas and carrots to oatmeal and salmon, you'll gain a healthy attitude toward eating right! Get the skinny on superfoods — know the basics of a balanced, nutritional diet, and why superfoods are so powerful Take a closer look — examine the unique properties of superfoods and the best ways to store and prepare them Explore exotic flavors — discover Asia's goji berries, Mexico's chia, Indonesia's mangosteen, and other unusual superfoods Launch your superfoods lifestyle — plan healthy meals you and your family will enjoy Open the book and find: A nuts-and-bolts breakdown of each superfood Ways to incorporate superfoods into your everyday diet Tips for saving money on superfoods The healthiest cooking methods More than 50 easy-to-prepare, tasty recipes — from breakfast to dessert The top dietary supplements How to grow your own superfoods garden

Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

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Author: Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470555484

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.

Gardening All-in-One For Dummies

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Author: The National Gardening Association,Bob Beckstrom,Karan Davis Cutler,Kathleen Fisher,Phillip Giroux,Judy Glattstein,Michael MacCaskey,Bill Marken,Charlie Nardozzi,Sally Roth,Marcia Tatroe,Lance Walheim,Ann Whitman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053168

Category: Gardening

Page: 744

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"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." --Sir Francis Bacon National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening All-in-One For Dummies comes in. Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don’t worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on: Basic gardening skills—from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate Choose, grow and maintain annuals From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips—coaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying nature’s bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering: Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to experience the “purest of human pleasures” in your own backyard.

Organic Gardening For Dummies

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Author: Ann Whitman,Suzanne DeJohn,The National Gardening Association,

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470430672

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

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Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet.

Herb Gardening For Dummies

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Author: Karan Davis Cutler,Kathleen Fisher,Suzanne DeJohn,National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470887486

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 8657

A plain-English guide to the world of herb gardening Starting an herb garden isn't free, but it certainly outweighs the growing costs of buying retail herbs. Plus, adding homegrown ingredients to your meals is a healthy and tasty way to improve upon any dish you whip up at home. This friendly, hands-on guide is an excellent introduction to the world of herb gardening. It gives you tips and advice to grow a thriving herb garden that will add depth and flavor to home-cooked meals-as well as boost your health. How to choose, plant, and care for herbs Covers ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals How to prevent insects, pests, and diseases from invading your containers Over 30 herb recipes for everyday uses, including rubs, marinades, beauty products, and more Whether you're interested in getting step-by-step instructions for starting on your first herb garden or already have one and want to learn new tips and techniques, Herb Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has you covered!