Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (February 15, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
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I would highly recommend this book for the beginner through advanced. Alot of information to reference back to.The only thing I found in Rodales Perennials for Every Purpose that I like better- is the book is setup "Plants for every season". It has the contents list in order of blooming time. ie.. Early Spring, late spring early summer, etcGardeners Bible- has alot of great pics, deals alot with bulbs, cuttings, transplanting. saving seeds, planting- more so than Rodales Perennials.Conclusion: It would be tough to decide which one I like better, I think I will have to keep them both.
This book was an excellent read. It is loaded with tons of information, starting out with teaching you how to identify what type of garden you have, how to get the best results out of it, and then moving on to things like planning/designing, and caring for your garden. There are also several topics that cover transplanting and starting from seeds, along with other much needed information for the gardener. The final chapter is a section that will take you through many different flowers, teaching you information about them, and how to care for them.On a final note, I want to add that this book was very easy to comprehend, and the authors took me through the book as if they were standing in the garden with me. They share the type of wisdom and knowledge that you can only gain from very experienced gardeners who have the deepest of passions for this craft of life.
I started with the Storey Books "Vegetable Gardener's Bible" and moved to this one. Really great instruction on every aspect of gardening, with excellent illustrations. It's very helpful to have lists of shade-loving plants, water-loving plants, scented plants, plants that are good in containers, etc. And there's an excellent guide showing bloom time, as well as pH charts, guides on bulb depth, compost, nutrients, etc. Really an all-around winner. Storey books have not disappointed me yet.
The Hills have an easy way of writing that seems almost effortless, yet they manage to give readers information on all aspects of flower gardening. The 372 page book covers the gamut from garden design and layout, to getting started, soils and nutrient requirements, starting new plants, coping with pests, different kinds of gardens and a listing of plants with information about each and how to care for it. The book has a nicely presented table of contents, an index, glossary and various useful tables.The pages are full of large, colorful photographs and illustrations, which encourage browsing. This is useful as a coffee table book as well as an encyclopedia of gardening. How could a gardener not be attracted to this book?by Norman Pellett, author of Gardener's Quiz Book
I gave this book to my daughter in law. She has tried so hard in the past to plant flowers and veggies. Most of the time they just died. This Summer she had wonderful results by following the instructions and hints contained in this book. She is now a successful gardener and very happy, and looking forward to Spring.
the pictures are tiny, that's my main problem with it; i'd much rather have the printed book, it can't be any worse.this is not a review based on the content of the book; only on the poor presentation of the kindle version.
I have not read all of this book yet, but I have a "black" thumb---meaning I can't garden worth a damn. This is an easy instructional book with pictures and diagrams of different layouts of gardens. Also there are several pages of different flower/plant identification charts. i am looking forward to doing some interesting gardening!
The Flower Gardener's Bible is a very thorough book that has lots of valuable information, not only about specific flowers and plants, but how to take care of them, when to plant, and how to arrange the various flowers in a particular setting. Very helpful
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