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New Jersey Gardener's Guide The What, Where, When, How & Why Of Gardening In New Jersey

With a northern, coastal climate, New Jersey can be a difficult state for landscape gardeners. "The New Jersey Gardener's Guide" takes the guesswork out of gardening by offering state-specific, detailed information that generic national publications cannot. The book is the first of its kind for New Jersey because it provides readers with information on what plants will thrive in New Jersey backyards. Pegi Ballister-Howells knows the challenges of gardening in New Jersy and has written special sections that are devoted to plants for winter interest and plants for the shore area. The New Jersey Gardener's Guide is written for gardeners of all levels so everyone can achieve the garden of their dreams.

Series: New Jersey Gardener's Guide

Paperback: 415 pages

Publisher: Cool Springs Press; 1st edition (1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1888608471

ISBN-13: 978-1888608472

Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Beginning with a 17-page introduction that breezes through the basics of garden planning, planting and maintenance, the bulk of this book is made up of two-page plant profiles divided into fourteen sections: shade trees, evergreen trees, small flowering trees, shrubs, plants for winter interest, plants for down the shore, vines, lawns, ornamental grasses, groundcovers, roses, perennials, bulbs corms and tubers, and annuals.While there are color photos they do not appear on every page. Instead, in field guide format, they are thumbnailed into one color section.The best reference tool in the book is the zoned New Jersey maps that detail average frost dates, rainfalls and temperatures.While the New Jersey Gardener's Guide is a worthwhile look for the long-time gardener, its real strength is as a gift for a new resident or a new gardener.

Great book for NJ gardeners. Knowing when to prune and not destroy a beautiful plant my parents planted years ago is as good a tip one can ask for.I love gardening and know how to plant, etc but the knowledge I've gathered and incorporated has made my garden spectacular...that's a first!

... Several times I have wondered about a specific plant and found exactly the answer I was looking for in this book.It has roses, shrubs bulbs trees vines grass and ground covers. It even had Beach Plum.It doesnt seem to cover any vegetables. For vegetables my favorite book is Rodales Garden Answers. Just vegetables in depth yet easy and enjoyable to read.

Overall a very good reference.However, I was amazed that the Butterfly Bush: Buddleia was not included. This does very well in my area. Perhaps the omission was due to space available in book.

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