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Annuals for Every Purpose Choose the Right Palnts for Your Conditons, Your Garden

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ISBN-10: 0875968244

ISBN-13: 9780875968247

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Larry Hodgson

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Annuals are very much back in style after the decades-long perennial revolution. You see annuals in every garden, with the old-fashioned flowers still among the most popular. With new varieties being launched every year and older ones (many dating back more than four or five years) disappearing just as quickly, gardeners need help sorting them out. Author Larry Hodgson tells you what to look for among the numerous new introductions: greater adaptability to growing conditions, longer period of bloom, improved insect and disease resistance, and more--everything, in fact, that you need to know to make growing annuals both simple and fun. You'll discover: How to cut back tired annuals, like…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 2/23/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Larry Hodgson lectures widely, writes for many gardening magazines, and is the author or coauthor of over fifteen gardening books. The National Gardening Association is America's largest nonprofit gardening organization.

A letter from Larryp. viii
Annual Gardening Made Easyp. x
Getting Your Garden Startedp. 2
Annuals and Their Place in the Gardenp. 3
Preparing the Sitep. 3
Starting from Seedp. 4
Multiplying by Cuttingsp. 7
Planting Annuals in the Gardenp. 8
The Container Optionp. 8
Picking the Perfect Annualsp. 10
What Is an Annual?p. 11
10 Things to Look For in an Annualp. 12
A Note of Cautionp. 13
Buying Annualsp. 13
Buying Smartp. 15
Designing with Annualsp. 16
Design Basicsp. 17
Beyond "Borders"p. 18
The 10 Commandments of Annual Designp. 19
Garden Designs with a Purposep. 19
Keeping Annuals Alive and Kickingp. 28
Back to Basicp. 29
The ABCs of Groomingp. 30
Water Wiselyp. 31
Fertilizing for Good Growthp. 32
Overwintering Annualsp. 32
Know Thine Enemiesp. 32
Choosing the Best Annualsp. 36
Multipurpose Annualsp. 38
Annuals to Sow Directly Outdoorsp. 70
Drought-Resistant Annualsp. 96
Annuals for Cool Conditionsp. 126
Annuals That Bloom in the Shadep. 150
Low-Growing Annuals for Beautiful Bordersp. 172
Giants for the Back of the Gardenp. 192
Climbing Annualsp. 214
Annuals for Cut and Dried Arrangementsp. 242
Annuals with Decorative Fruits or Foliagep. 278
Flowering Annuals for Containers and Hanging Basketsp. 304
Foliage Annuals for Containers and Hanging Basketsp. 332
Annuals for Bees, Birds and Butterfliesp. 362
Acknowledgmentsp. 390
Photo Creditsp. 390
Sourcesp. 391
Recommended Readingp. 392
Indexp. 393
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Mapp. 406
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