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The Informed Gardener Blooms Again

Author : Linda K. Chalker-Scott
ISBN : 9780295800332
Genre : Gardening
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The Informed Gardener Blooms Again picks up where The Informed Gardener left off, using scientific literature to debunk a new set of common gardening myths. Once again, Linda Chalker-Scott investigates the science behind each myth, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices. The Informed Gardener Blooms Again provides answers to questions such as: Does using drought-tolerant plants reduce water consumption? Is it more effective to spray fertilizers on the leaves of trees and shrubs than to apply it to the soil? Will cedar wood chips kill landscape plants? Should I use ladybugs in my garden as a form of pest control? Does aerobically brewed compost tea suppress disease? Every year Chalker-Scott receives hundreds of e-mails from around the world on these and related topics. Her advice, based on more than twenty years of experience in the field of plant physiology, has helped home gardeners, landscape architects, and nursery and landscape professionals to develop scientifically based sustainable landscaping practices. Watch the book trailer:

Gardening With Native Plants Of The Pacific Northwest

Author : Arthur R. Kruckeberg
ISBN : 0295744154
Genre : Native plant gardening
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Cool Season Gardener

Author : Bill Thorness
ISBN : 9781594857164
Genre : Gardening
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter with "Steps to Extend Your Growing Season" from Cool Season Gardener (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "Along comes Bill Thorness, beautifully encouraging gardeners to take their edibles to the next level." —Edible Seattle * The first wholly new, focused, and comprehensive guide to growing winter crops in the Pacific Northwest and other maritime climates * Promotes year-round outdoor activity, food and garden sustainability, and a smaller carbon footprint How would you like to serve your own carrots for Thanksgiving next year, or fresh-from-the-garden salad at the winter solstice? Or how about collards for Christmas, leeks on New Year's, and lovely red beets for Valentine's Day, all right from your own garden? You can, without much trouble, by practicing winter, or "cool-season," gardening. Cool Season Gardener is longtime gardening writer Bill Thorness's friendly guide to maintaining your garden year-round even in dark, damp, maritime climates. He shows you how to keep the garden in production in cold months, practice succession planning for sowing and transplanting, plant cover crops, utilize homemade garden structures, and more. Even the most avid gardeners might be surprised to learn all the benefits of cool season gardening—the fact that it is often less work than summer gardening due to slower growth and less maintenance, or the seasonal bonus of having fewer pests. Not to mention that year-round gardening will create substantial savings on your food bill, while at the same time yielding fresh, homegrown produce on your table every month of the year. And Thorness wants you to know it's easier than you think!

How To Buy The Right Plants Tools And Garden Supplies

Author : Jim Fox
ISBN : 9781604695366
Genre : Gardening
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Are you confused by all the choices when you visit a nursery? Do you get sticker shock when you see how much that nice little shade tree costs? Let Jim Fox, a nursery professional with over twenty years of experience, show you how to become a savvy garden consumer and get the most for your hard-earned landscaping dollars. How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools, and Garden Supplies will arm you with a wealth of knowledge! You’ll learn how to determine if a plant is healthy, how to choose the right size, how to correctly read the plant tag, how to choose the best tools and supplies for your needs, and how to confidently recognize a well-made tool. In addition to helping you navigate the nursery, it tells you what you need to know before you get there and offers helpful tips on how to successfully garden once you get home. With this essential guide in hand, you’ll never experience buyer’s remorse again!

Edible Spots And Pots

Author : Stacey Hirvela
ISBN : 9781609618575
Genre : Gardening
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It's time for home gardeners to rethink the traditional garden and explore the wide variety of options for growing edibles in "anywhere" gardens--from decorative pots and raised beds to unusual growing bags, hanging pouches, and tomato rings. These contained gardens are more manageable than long rows or plots and require much less work--yet yield just as much bounty. Featuring dozens of preplanned planting recipes, based on space or container sizes, Edible Spots and Pots allows readers to mix and match vegetables, herbs, small fruits, and edible flowers to create a plant-style patchwork based on the "thriller" (dramatic, focal-point plants), "filler" (midheight, bushy plants), and "spiller" (vines and twining plants) formula for creating interesting and botanically sound gardens. Plot-free gardening offers practical solutions for any circumstance a gardener may encounter (challenging spaces, soils, or weather), while also taking into account budget, time, and aesthetic goals. Author Stacey Hirvela shares many other interesting concepts, like One-Minute Veggies (foods that go from patio to plate in less than a minute) Doubly Delicious Crops that give two flavors from one plant, and space/yield ratios (vegetables worth their footprint). Gardeners will also find an enticing array of 60 edibles that grow well in a defined space for productivity and beauty.

How Plants Work

Author : Linda Chalker-Scott
ISBN : 9781604693386
Genre : Science
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The more you know, the better you grow! Plants are capable of interesting and unexpected things. Why do container plants wilt when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Why do slugs wipe out the vegetable garden instead of eating the weeds? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter. In How Plants Work, horticulture expert and contributor to the popular blog The Garden Professors, Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms the home gardener with fascinating knowledge that will change the way they garden.


Author : Ronald Fields
ISBN : 0295991089
Genre : Gardening
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Lakewold Gardens is one of the great gardens of the Northwest, marrying classical European garden design with modernist scale and perspective, and a distinctly Northwest appreciation of majestic native tress and woodland beauty. Lakewold's pleasures are many, from its pronounced seasonality to its harmony of formal and informal gardens to its astounding number of rare plants. It is a gardener's garden, with lessons and surprises for new and experienced gardeners alike. Lakewold was the private garden of Eulalie Wagner. She began developing the 10-acre garden in 1938. Wagner was very much an in-the-dirt gardener and her vision and hard work touches every grass, plant, tree, and lichen. Along the way, she received invaluable guidance from famed landscape architect and lifelong friend Thomas Church, whose influence can also be seen throughout the garden. The beautiful and creative designs that they formed remain intact and well maintained today, as do many original plantings and collections. Lakewold was opened to the public in 1989. Its mission is to conserve the gardens for the future while educating the public. This tribute to the garden and its creators is richly illustrated with beautiful garden pictures from each season, and from before Eulalie Wagner, through the decades of her tenure, and up to the present. Ronald Fields is a Lakewold docent and Washington State Master Gardener. "Before the advent of instant lawns and formulaic landscapes, gardeners created living works of art; Lakewold is one such creation. This collection of tranquil photographs and reflective essays is an affectionate tribute to the horticultural artistry of Eulalie Wagner." -Linda Chalker-Scott, author of The Informed Gardener and The Informed Gardener Blooms Again "'Lakewold, near Tacoma, is one of the great estate gardens of the Pacific Northwest. This modest and elegant book contains insightful essays by horticultural authorities and a leading garden historian complimented by a wonderful collection of archival and modern photographs." -David C. Streatfield, University of Washington

Gardeners Chronicle New Horticulturist

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The Garden

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