Series: New Jersey Gardener's Guide
Paperback: 415 pages
Publisher: Cool Springs Press; 1st edition (1998)
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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