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Landscape Planning

Landscape Planning

Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener

  • Author: Judith Adam
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
  • ISBN: 9781554072583
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 247
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An updated edition of the best guide to all the basics of landscaping, from assessing the property to choosing plants -- projects, plant lists, sample plans, irrigation and much more. Illustrated throughout in color.

Midwest Gardener's Handbook

Midwest Gardener's Handbook

Your Complete Guide: Select ? Plan ? Plant ? Maintain ? Problem-solve - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

  • Author: Melinda Myers
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • ISBN: 1610589610
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 256
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DIVWith over 30 years of gardening experience, renowned regional horticulturalist Melinda Myers brings you the perfect when-to, how-to, and which-plant guide for gardening in the Midwestern United States./divDIV/divDIVMeant for the more experienced intermediate to advanced gardener, Midwest Gardener’s Handbook is an all-inclusive resource guide featuring hundreds of proven plants—including winter-hardy choices—that are optimal for Midwestern gardeners. With the help of gorgeous photography and in-depth instructions, author Melinda Myers will teach you how to plant, prune, water, control pests, and continually care for your personal outdoor oasis. A helpful icon key highlights each featured plant’s benefits, along with its particular sun and shade requirements. Featured plant categories discuss annuals, bulbs, edibles, ferns and groundcovers, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, turfgrasses, and vines. Each plant is showcased with specific advice on how, when, and where to plant; growing tips, such as watering requirements; and descriptions of routine care. Alongside these “nitty-gritty” aspects of planting and growing, Myers shares her inspiration for garden design, the various ways you can beautifully incorporate plants into your landscape, and her favorite cultivars and species. Even better, she provides twelve full months of when-to advice for each plant category, allowing you to successfully enjoy this peaceful pastime all year round. With proven, practical instructions adapted specially for the Midwestern climate, Midwest Gardener’s Handbook is your ticket to successful planting in America’s Heartland./div

Landscaping Your Home

Landscaping Your Home

Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners

  • Author: Lee Anne White,Fine Gardening
  • Publisher: Taunton Press
  • ISBN: 9781561584710
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 186
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Renowned garden designers share tips on how to do a complete makeover of front, back, and side yards, with fresh ideas for entrances, pathways, foundation plantings, and more, in order to increase property value. Original.

Better Homes & Gardens Perennial Gardening

Better Homes & Gardens Perennial Gardening

  • Author: Better Homes & Gardens
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470878444
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 288
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Perennials are permanent fixtures in most home gardens, making this complete guide a perfect fit for any home gardener's library. This book will be a comprehensive and accessible reference for planning, planting, and caring for the most popular perennial plants, from the common hibiscus and peony, to new, must-grow varieties. With an easy-to-navigate package, in-depth coverage of basic techniques, and up-to-date information on new varieties and trends, it is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels, from novice to expert. Filled with colorful diagrams, helpful checklists that make shopping and planning a breeze, and easy-to-follow directions for all kinds of projects, it's the perfect guide to planning and maintaining a beautiful home garden, year after year. Chapters will include a primer on understanding perennials, guidance on selecting the best perennials for your region and situation, inspirational ideas for design, including color combinations and plant pairings. An entire chapter of plant-by-numbers plans will provide step-by-step guidance and inspiration for home garden designs. Special features include lists of top perennial plants and at-a-glance seasonal maintenance charts. More than 700 gorgeous color photos throughout, including a plant encyclopedia that features hundreds of perennials, categorized for convenience.

Home Gardener's Small Gardens (UK Only)

Home Gardener's Small Gardens (UK Only)

Designing, creating, planting, improving and maintaining small gardens

  • Author: David Squire
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • ISBN: 1607652145
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 250
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Home Gardener’s Small Gardens is the essential guide to improving a small garden and turning the most modest-sized space into a stunning outdoor area. It offers lushly illustrated strategies for making the most of a confined space—whether backyard, terrace or courtyard. Get started with an informative discussion of small garden types, appropriate plants, problems and opportunities, design, and planning. The excitement truly begins with a look at the wide variety of stylistic options. The gardens range from Mediterranean to wildflower, secluded to low-maintenance, container to balcony. And a plant directory covers it all: summer-flowering annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, small trees, climbers, water plants, bamboos, culinary herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even more. For a finishing touch, there's practical information on garden construction, with step-by-step instructions for making paths, patios and other garden structures.

The Essential Garden Design Workbook

The Essential Garden Design Workbook

  • Author: Rosemary Alexander
  • Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
  • ISBN: 0881929751
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 304
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Guides you through every stage of designing a garden. Hundreds of explanatory drawings and quick-reference diagrams make this workbook a vital addition to your garden-planning library.

Vintage Wisconsin Gardens

Vintage Wisconsin Gardens

A History of Home Gardening

  • Author: Lee Somerville
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
  • ISBN: 0870206583
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 200
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As Wisconsin’s population moved from farmsteads into villages, towns, and cities, the state saw a growing interest in gardening as a leisure activity and source of civic pride. In Vintage Wisconsin Gardens, Lee Somerville introduces readers to the region’s ornamental gardens of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, showcasing the “vernacular” gardens created by landscaping enthusiasts for their own use and pleasure. The Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, established during the mid-nineteenth century, was the primary source of advice for home gardeners. Through carefully selected excerpts from WSHS articles, Somerville shares the excitement of these gardeners as they traded cultivation and design knowledge and explored the possibilities of their avocation. Women were frequent presenters at the WSHS annual meetings, and their voices resonate. Their writings, and those of their male colleagues, are a remarkable legacy we can draw on today—learning how Wisconsinites past created and enjoyed their gardens helps us appreciate our own. Filled with period and contemporary images, recommended plant lists, and garden layouts, Vintage Wisconsin Gardens will interest those curious about the history of the state’s cultural landscape and inspire readers to restore or reconstruct period gardens.

Landscaping Your Home

Landscaping Your Home

Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners

  • Author: Lee Anne White,Fine Gardening
  • Publisher: Taunton
  • ISBN: 9781561584710
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 186
  • View: 1764
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Renowned garden designers share tips on how to do a complete makeover of front, back, and side yards, with fresh ideas for entrances, pathways, foundation plantings, and more, in order to increase property value. Original.

Natural Landscaping

Natural Landscaping

Designing with Native Plant Communities

  • Author: John Diekelmann,Robert M. Schuster
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299173241
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 302
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In response to demand from landscape architects and home gardeners, Natural Landscaping returns to print in an updated and expanded second edition. It is unique in its focus on plant communities; it approaches landscape design as the establishment of natural ecosystems, rather than mere planting of specimens. Emphasizing the natural landscapes of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, this book o reviews landscaping principles and techniques o introduces native plant species for grasslands, forests, edge areas, and small wetlands o illustrates how to evaluate a site and plan for visual effect and maintenance o presents the issues involved in restoring bogs, ponds, and other wetlands o offers practical advice on reducing chemical use while still combating invasive plants o addresses social, legal, design, and planting problems often encountered on residential sites o discusses natural landscaping for public parklands, civic buildings, school grounds, and corporate properties

Your First Garden

Your First Garden

  • Author: Judith Adam
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • ISBN: 9781770857087
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 120
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Praise for the author's Landscape Planning: Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener: "Highly recommended as one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date works on general gardening." -- Chicago Botanic Garden "This book is worth its weight in gold." -- The Globe and Mail In this book, accomplished garden writer Judith Adam targets new homeowners in sterile, still-to-be-landscaped suburbs. Creating an attractive setting for a brand-new house is a high priority and hard to resist, as all improvements will add to the property's dollar value as well as the enjoyment of the new home. With a light hand Adam outlines the basic steps toward transforming an empty yard into a welcoming, appealing space, beginning with identifying a personal garden style and assessing the pros and cons of a site, then choosing, planting and maintaining plants. Your First Garden is a primer on the basic elements of landscape design and garden creation: planning for scale and balance, color selection, and architectural features are all landscape elements that homeowners must understand. Chapters include information on: How property improvements build value into your new purchase Tips on budgeting garden improvements over several seasons Scale and balance in the garden Planting style and succession planting A landscaping plan checklist Evaluating soil with a tip sheet explaining soil chemistry and pH The science and art of fertilization, including organic humus The 10 critical gardening tools How to create garden beds from nothing Calculating soil and mulch quantities Planting suggestions for foundation, perennial and shrub beds Getting the best performance out of your plants with the least amount of work Best practices for planting perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees Tips on pruning and weeding. All perennial and annual plant selections are easy to grow, suitable for all North American climates, and inexpensive. Judith Adams' previous title, Landscape Planning, sold more than 72,000 copies. In Your First Garden she provides a highly readable road map for new homeowners and neophyte gardeners. It is an essential purchase for all collections.