Beginner's Guide to Gardening
A beautifully illustrated and photographed book that will serve both the novice and experienced gardener well, The Beginner"s Guide to Gardening contains all the basics on garden design, how to select healthy plants, how prepare the soil, garden maintenace, and so much more! In addition, there is everything you need to know about growing annuals and perennials, roses, flowering bulbs, herbs, ground covers, trees and shrubs, vegetable gardens, and creating specialty gardens—all in one concise book! Few pastimes are as rewarding as gardening. With a little bit of ground and a few seeds or plants, anyone can be a gardener, and almost any collection of plants can be a garden. Gardening can be a refreshingly simple activity in an increasingly complex world. But you"ll have greater success and more fun if you start with an understanding of basic gardening practices. The techniques in this book are easy to follow and suitable for all gardeners—from beginners to advanced. Ecologically friendly methods are included so that you can create a garden that eventually helps to sustain itself. The tools and materials you"ll need are included with each step-by-step project, and each is rated for difficulty. With well over 300 photos and illustrations to guide you through each step of the process, this is your essential starter"s guide to beginning gardening!