The Reluctant Gardener

The Reluctant Gardener

A Beginner's Guide to Gardening in Canada

Book - 1992
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At last--a step-by-step guide for the beginner or anyone else who wants sensible, comprehensible advice on ornamental gardening in Canada
Gardening should be rewarding and fun. But the array of tasks involved in starting and maintaining a beautiful garden can seem daunting. And the ever-growing number of plants to choose from at the local garden center can be overwhelming. The Reluctant Gardener comes to the rescue The experienced gardener as well as the novice will find The Reluctant Gardener an invaluable source of information. Learn about:
--planning and designing your garden
--tips on buying plants, shrubs and trees
--the non-prima donna annuals and perennials
--container gardening
--demystifying bulbs
--cold-climate rose cultivation
--hand-to-hand combat with weeds, diseases and insects
--the absolute minimum list of garden chores
Gardening can be a pleasure. This witty, user-friendly book will turn any reluctant gardener into an enthusiast.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House, 1992.
ISBN: 9780394222332
0394222334
Branch Call Number: 635.9 S555
Characteristics: 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Von Baeyer, Edwinna 1947-

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May 26, 2010

This book is very well written with logically presented ideas, excellent diagrams accompanying the text, and obviously written by someone who has taught the subject. The two authors bring the new gardener gently into this world with candor, humour, style, and opinions.

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