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Title:
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall's garden plants made easy : 500 plants which give the best value in your garden.
Author:
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jane.
Publication Information:
London : Phoenix Illustrated, 1999.

©1997
Physical Description:
255 pages ; 29 cm
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780753806913
Format :
Book

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Take the confusion out of choosing plants that will thrive in your garden. From the many varieties available today, find out which plants are right for your garden's conditions and how to keel) them healthy and beautiful. The 500 plants listed include old favorites as well as more unusual plants: chive, hollyhock, crown imperial, snowdrop, geranium, water lily, and tomato. Each listing gives a description of the plant and its place of origin; its growth rate and size at maturity; cultivation and propagation instructions; susceptibility to pests and diseases; sun, soil, and moisture requirements; and whether it's suitable for growing in a container. Additional lists help you select plants by their s¢ col performance, including length of flowering season; and their use as design elements. A perfect gardener's reference book.


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The bulk of this invaluable guide is an alphabetical listing of 500 plants that are fairly easy to grow--annuals, biennials, perennials, climbing plants, trees, shrubs, grasses, fruits, and vegetables. Each entry contains the plant's Latin name and the common name in English. The type of plant (i.e., tree, shrub, etc.) is indicated, and the country or area of origin is given. The approximate height and spread of a mature specimen are listed, along with a detailed description of the plant and its uses and instructions on its cultivation, propagation, and pest and disease control. Other varieties are noted, and the author suggests companion plants. Codes, charts, and calendars at the end of each entry provide information about the plant's preferred soil, sun or shade requirements, growth rate, and ability to grow in a container. Each entry includes a color photograph. Introductory chapters offer data on choosing the right plants for different situations in a garden and on plant attributes such as scented flowers and leaves. --George Cohen