Hessayon Gardening Gifts

From a British gardening guru (Hessayon has written 17 Expert books) comes this taut program for gardening with less work. With highly organized graphics, including color-coded tips, charts, photos and four-color illustrations, and a direct, focused text, Hessayon tackles gardening according to four rudiments: appropriate site and soil; effortless plants (evergreens, shrubs and a few plants that require minimal dividing, deadheading, pruning); no bare ground (living groundcovers and mulch prevent weeds); and "hard" landscape design (lots of stone, brick, pebbles, bark). Clearly labeled illustrations and plant charts clarify advice about low-care lawns, trees, perennials, annuals, fruits, herbs and vegetables. Text-bytes treat everything from wasteful watering (too little too often) and prudent pruning (if in doubt, don't) to digging (do it once). Neither the anti-gardener's salvation ("the easy-care approach is not the same thing as neglect") nor the blissful gardener's delight, this volume will prove a helpful reference for the elderly, the infirm or injured, the busy and, yes, the lazy.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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There are times when we simply wish to read about our hobby and not be badgered by advice. If you enjoy reading about plants whether or not you can grow them, or enjoy discovering gardens you may never visit and could never hope to match, or are keen to learn how people gardened in the past and what they have contributed to our gardens today, then this is the book for you.There are times when we simply wish to read about our hobby and not be badgered by advice. If you enjoy reading about plants whether or not you can grow them, or enjoy discovering gardens you may never visit and could never hope to match, or are keen to learn how people gardened in the past and what they have contributed to our gardens today, then this is the book for you. It includes sections on the great gardeners in history; extraordinary and surprising plants; remarkable gardens around the world; key gardening moments in history; the wildlife in our gardens; things for the plant lover to do indoors, and other 'this and that' trivia, statistics and fascinating things you never knew, all illustrated with charming line drawings.
The perfect gift and as the title says, the perfect bedside read for a nation of gardeners....more

Hardcover, 336 pages

Published October 9th 2008 by Expert

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