How to Get Started in Rocky Mountain Gardening

ISBN-10: 1591861586
ISBN-13: 9781591861584
Edition: 2005
Authors: Rob Proctor
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Description: General Content includes: Site and Soil Evaluation-What's Important Gardening Zones-Climate and Microclimates in Your Yard How Plants Grow-Basic Understanding Plant Types: Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, Woody Plants, Edibles, Lawns and Ground  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 2/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

General Content includes: Site and Soil Evaluation-What's Important Gardening Zones-Climate and Microclimates in Your Yard How Plants Grow-Basic Understanding Plant Types: Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, Woody Plants, Edibles, Lawns and Ground Covers Water-How to Use it Wisely Planting and Plant Maintenance Sun and Shade Considerations Your Rocky Mountain Garden: Ground Zero: Soil Amending, Mulching, Fertilizing Design Choices: Formal, Naturalistic and More Plants for Success: Top 50 Plants for Rocky Mountain gardens Troubleshooting in the Rockies: Pests, Invaders, Diseases

Rob Proctor is a prolific author, illustrator, photographer, and lecturer -- as well as a columnist for the Denver Post and an instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Acknowledgments
Preface: For First-Time Gardeners Everywhere
Gardening Hardiness Zone Map
Discovering Your Inner Gardener
Blueprints for the Garden
About Soil
Weather and Gardening Zones
Plant Names: Why Latin?
Plant Types
Your Style
Garden Rooms
Beds and Borders
Rocks in the Garden
Naturalistic Gardens
Garden Edibles
Container Gardening
Watery Effects
Color Basics
Think Ahead When Buying
Weed Strategies
Insects, Pests, and Diseases in the Garden
Realistic Maintenance
Basic Skills
Tips to Save Energy: Yours and the Garden's
Essential Garden Tools
Start to Plant!
Ground Level
Design for Living
Vegetables and Herbs
Water Plants in the West
Plants for Success (50 plant portraits)
Troubleshooting in the Garden
Resources
Index

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