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Taylor's Guide To Growing North America's Favorite Plants

A book that answers every question, from "Where do I get it?" to "How do I plant it?" "Do I fertilize it then, or when?" "With what?" "Should I cut it back after it flowers?" "Or in the fall (or not at all)?" "Can I divide it?" "How, and when?" With more than four hundred full-color photographs, this beautiful, fact-filled reference answers every question about growing the classic garden plants - from foolproof host as to tricky delphiniums, from roses to flowering dogwoods. A mini-encyclopedia for each entry lists the best varieties to buy for the reader's own garden. Plus: a complete guide to year-round care, including watering, mulching, fertilizing, deadheading, dividing, pruning, and more; an illustrated techniques glossary that gives step-by-step instructions on how to perform garden tasks; suggestions on how to use the plants in the home landscape; directions on how to increase your stock of plants by propagating them yourself.

Series: Taylor's Guides

Paperback: 350 pages

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Reprint edition (April 30, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0618059636

ISBN-13: 978-0618059638

Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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I have many good gardening books but this is the one I refer to constantly and suggest to my friends. Arranged alphabetically, the mini-chapter on each plant contains all the information I need to make decisions on purchasing, choosing a site, planting, growing tips, and propagating. The final section in each chapter suggests companion plants that mix well and like the same conditions. To top it off, this is a beautiful book with excellent photographs of the entire plant in its natural surrounding. GET THIS BOOK.

This is the best guide to home gardening I have seen, combining ease of use with authoritative information. The brief notes are to the point, the photographs are excellent, information is easy to find, and the full entries are exceptionally well done. A pleasure to read, this work will surely become the standard reference on home gardening.

Despite the books' massively long title, it's actually an easy-to-read, well organized reference guide to plant selection, propagation, care and maintenance, as well listing of hundreds of plants. Like many Taylor's guides, this one is profusely illustrated with lovely photographs of plants that will not only inform, but inspire you to get gardening. Almost 350 pages in length, there's not a lot of filler in here, rather, it's packed with lists, glossaries, appendices that will answer most questions any beginning and most intermediate gardeners might have in regards to perennials, annuals, shrubs, flowering trees and vines. If you want to landscape your garden and not sure of what plants to work with, you may want to start here!

The book is a great asset to any gardner. It is a nice book and arrived in good condition in a short time.

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