In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You'll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials- there is an entire palette to help you transform challenging spaces into rich, rewarding gardens.
Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently - using up to 85 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, George Victor shows you how to install buried clay pots and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-11 - Publisher: Storey Publishing
Make your garden bloom with spectacular color throughout the entire season. Lee Schneller’s simple, no-fail formula teaches you how to select flowers and create a blueprint for a garden that will remain vibrant from early spring through the last days of autumn. With strategies and tips for gardens of all
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-14 - Publisher: Abrams
The author of The Natural Shade Garden offers a comprehensive new guide to climate-conscious gardening—beautifully illustrated with 400 photos. There is a new generation of gardeners who are planting gardens not only for their visual beauty but also for their ability to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In The
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08 - Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Growing native wildflowers is the most beautiful and carefree way to bring the natural landscape into your backyard. In this handbook, discover the beautiful wildflowers and foliage plants that best suit your natural garden, from woodland beds to prairie meadows to alpine rockeries to wetlands.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub
This wonderfully readable series by premier gardening writer and photographer Derek Fell presents invaluable information on every element of gardening from design and planting to maintaining and harvesting. Each information-packed volume includes: -- A discussion of Fell's gardening principles, including site evaluation, soil testing and conditioning, selection of appropriate plants,