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ABCs of West Coast Gardening

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ISBN-10: 1550172530

ISBN-13: 9781550172539

Edition: 2002 (Unabridged)

Authors: Mary Palmer

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Gardening on the west coast can be a frustrating undertaking. The adverse weather and wildlife in our region can be enough to turn some off for good. With the right information in hand, however, gardening in our luscious region can be as rewarding as anywhere else on the planet. The key to obtaining that ever-elusive west coast green thumb is Mary Palmer's ABCs of West Coast Gardening. Here is a gardening book encompassing the broad spectrum of plants available to west coast gardeners, with handy tips on adapting a garden to the extremes of this place we call home. By following her advice, Mary Palmer believes that "any piece of west coast ground can be made endlessly bountiful, productive,…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Getting Started
Improving the Soil
Compost
Green Cover
Animal Manure
Seaweed
Peat Moss
Wood Matter
To Lime or Not to Lime
Watering the Garden
Propagating Plants
Seeding
Grafting
Taking Cuttings
Cuttings Through the Year
Layering
Hybridizing Plants
Vegetables, Herbs and Fruits
Vegetables
Artichokes: Globe and Jerusalem
Asparagus
Beans: Broad (Fava) or Windsor
Beans: Bush
Beans: Pole
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Corn
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Onions and Their Relatives
Chives
Garlic
Leeks
Shallots
Peas
Peas: Sugar Snap (Edible Pod)
Potatoes
Radicchio
Radishes
Spinach
Squash
Tomatoes
Turnips
Herbs
Planting and Cultivating
Drying
Some Favourites
Fruits
Berries
Hybrid Blackberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Strawberries
Grapes
Rhubarb
Flowers and Such
Annual Flowering Plants
Aster
Lobelia
Marigold
Petunia
Snapdragon
Sweet Pea
Zinnia
Other Annuals
Perennials
Biennials
Canterbury Bells
Forget-Me-Not
Foxglove
Hollyhock
Honesty
Iceland Poppy
Sweet William
Wallflower
Spring-Flowering Bulbs
Crocus
Daffodil
Hyacinth
Tulip
Summer-Flowering Bulbs and Tubers
Begonia
Caladium
Canna
Colchicum
Dahlia
Gladiolus
Lily
Day Lily
Fall-Flowering Bulbs
Acidanthera
Autumn Crocus
Cyclamen
Gayfeathers
Lily of the Field
Resurrection Lily
Heather and Heath
Ferns
Grasses
Trees and Shrubs
Planting Trees and Shrubs
Conifers
Arborvitae
Cedar
Fir
Hemlock
Juniper
Pine
Spruce
Yew
Flowering Trees for All Seasons
Spring
Crabapple
Flowering Dogwood
Magnolia
Prunus
Weeping Redbud
Summer
Franklin Tree
Golden Rain Tree
Japanese Pagoda Tree
Katsura
Magnolia
Pseudo-Camellia
Silk Tree
Tulip Tree
Autumn
Arbutus
Flowering Cherry
Ginkgo
Maple
Oak
Sourwood
Sumac
Sweet Gum
Winter
Japanese Quince
Sasanqua Camellia
Viburnum
Winter Hazel
Winter Jasmine
Wintersweet
Witch Hazel
Fruit Trees
Apple
Apricot
Peach
Pear
Plum
Sour Cherry
Sweet Cherry
Dwarf Fruit Trees
Grafts
Nut Trees
Almond
Black Walnut
Chestnut
Hazelnut
Hickory
Pecan and Hican
Flowering Shrubs
Azalea
Camellia
Ceanothus
Daphne
Honeysuckle
Hydrangea
Kalmia
Lilac
Nandina
Pieris
Rhododendron
Rose of Sharon
Summer Sweet
Viburnum
Willow
Vines
Clematis
Passion Vines
Wisteria
Other Vines
Roses
In the House and Around the Yard
Container Gardening
Dried Flowers
Care and Cutting of Garden Flowers
Forced Flowering of Trees and Shrubs Indoors in Winter
Spring-Flowering Bulbs for Indoors
Native Gardens
Lawn Seeding & Sodding
Lawn Maintenance
Ground Covers
Garden Pools
The Gardener's Calendar
Index