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Annuals for Every Purpose Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden

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ISBN-10: 087596916X

ISBN-13: 9780875969169

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Larry Hodgson

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Hot on the heels of the best-sellingPerennials for Every Purpose, this new book has the same goal in mind-- to make growing annuals easier by presenting them in the way you use them in the garden. Whether you have a shady site or a cool climate or you want terrific annuals for beds or containers, you'll find more than 400 plants listed by their special feature rather than in plain alphabetical order. That's the "purpose" in the book's title, and it makes your job of choosing annuals effortless!
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 8/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
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 Larry
Annual Gardening Made Easy
Getting Your Garden Started
Annuals and Their Place in the Garden
Preparing the Site
Starting from Seed
Multiplying by Cuttings
Planting Annuals in the Garden
The Container Option
Picking the Perfect Annuals
What Is an Annual?
10 Things to Look For in an Annual
A Note of Caution
Buying Annuals
Buying Smart
Designing with Annuals
Design Basics
Beyond "Borders"
The 10 Commandments of Annual Design
Garden Designs with a Purpose
Keeping Annuals Alive and Kicking
Back to Basic
The ABCs of Grooming
Water Wisely
Fertilizing for Good Growth
Overwintering Annuals
Know Thine Enemies
Choosing the Best Annuals
Multipurpose Annuals
Annuals to Sow Directly Outdoors
Drought-Resistant Annuals
Annuals for Cool Conditions
Annuals That Bloom in the Shade
Low-Growing Annuals for Beautiful Borders
Giants for the Back of the Garden
Climbing Annuals
Annuals for Cut and Dried Arrangements
Annuals with Decorative Fruits or Foliage
Flowering Annuals for Containers and Hanging Baskets
Foliage Annuals for Containers and Hanging Baskets
Annuals for Bees, Birds and Butterflies
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Sources
Recommended Reading
Index
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map