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Gardening Basics For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05062-0
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432 pages
February 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Preparing Yourself (And Your Garden) for Planting.

Chapter 1: Getting Ready for Gardening.

Chapter 2: Planning Your Own Eden.

Chapter 3: Getting into the Zone — Your Garden’s Zone.

Chapter 4: Live Long and Prosper: Giving Plants What They Need.

Chapter 5: Gathering Your Gardening Gear.

Part II: Flowers and Foliage: Growing for Color.

Chapter 6: Growing Annuals: Adding Yearly Variety to Your Garden.

Chapter 7: Growing Perennials: Plants That Make a Comeback.

Chapter 8: Brightening Up the Garden with Bulbs.

Chapter 9: Coming Up Roses.

Part III: Stretching Your Garden Beyond Its Boundaries: The Permanent Landscape.

Chapter 10: Growing a Perfect Lawn.

Chapter 11: Reaching New Heights with Trees and Shrubs.

Chapter 12: Climbers and Crawlers: Growing Vines and Groundcovers.

Part IV: Producing Your Own Produce.

Chapter 13: Food, Glorious Food! Growing Your Own Veggies.

Chapter 14: Adding Spice to Your Garden: Growing Herbs.

Chapter 15: Sweet and Crunchy: Growing Fruits, Berries, and Nuts.

Part V: Designing Special and Fun Gardens.

Chapter 16: Mini Gardens and Microcosms: Gardening in Containers.

Chapter 17: Taking the Plunge: Gardening with Ponds and Fish.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Common Questions from (and Ten Common Answers for) Gardening Beginners.

Chapter 19: Ten Quick, Fun, or Handy Garden Projects.

Chapter 20: Ten Garden Projects for Children.

Appendix: Basic Gardening Resources.

Index.

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