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Title:
Tips for the lazy gardener
Author:
Atha, Antony.
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Publication Information:
New York : Gramercy, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
95 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: London : Parkgate Books, 2000.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780517163191
Format :
Book

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The perfect reference guide for those who lack the time or experience, but want to make the most of their garden. With 150 four-color photographs throughout, separate sections on roses, annuals, perennials, bulbs, vegetable and herb gardens, shrubs, a special calendar to use as a guide for planting, as well as tips on equipment, this book is an invaluable, one-volume reference.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
The Lawnp. 8
Shrubs for Low Maintenancep. 10
Buyingp. 12
Planting and Pruningp. 14
Gardening Essentialsp. 18
Compostp. 20
Weedsp. 22
Toolsp. 24
Plant Directoryp. 26
12 shrubs for all-the-year-round floweringp. 28
6 easy shrubs for acid soilp. 32
6 easy shrubs for chalky soilp. 34
6 shrubs and trees for fall colorp. 36
12 good conifersp. 38
6 plants for hedgingp. 42
6 small shrubsp. 44
6 trees for small gardensp. 46
6 plants for wallsp. 48
Rosesp. 52
6 roses for bordersp. 56
6 smaller climbing rosesp. 58
6 roses for north walls or poor conditionsp. 60
6 shrub rosesp. 62
6 modern English rosesp. 64
Annuals and Bedding Plantsp. 66
12 popular half-hardy annualsp. 68
6 easy hardy annualsp. 70
Perennialsp. 72
18 favorite hardy perennialsp. 74
6 easy hardy perennial or biennial bedding plantsp. 78
Ground-Cover Plantsp. 80
12 good ground-cover plantsp. 82
Bulbsp. 84
6 lesser-known spring bulbsp. 86
6 summer and fall bulbsp. 88
Vegetablesp. 90
Herbsp. 94
Greenhousep. 94
Indexp. 96