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Rocky Mountain Garden Survival Guide

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ISBN-10: 1555915078

ISBN-13: 9781555915070

Edition: 2004

Authors: Susan J. Tweit, Susan Tweit

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 2/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 4.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

SUSAN J. TWEIT is an award-winning author whose passionate articulation of humans x2019; relationship with the x201C;community of the land x201D; x2014;nature and the landscapes we love x2014;has earned her accolades that include a Silver Eddie, the Oscar of magazine awards, for x201C;The Last Refuge x201D; in National Parks magazine, and a spot on the Denver Post x2019;s x201C;Colorado Voices x201D; panel x2014;twice. Her eleven books include Colorado Less Traveled, a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards, and The San Luis Valley: Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes, hailed as x201C;a joy to read x201D; by High Country News. Tweit writes a weekly column, x201C;Nature of Life, x201D; for her…    

Introduction
Geography
Knowing the Place
What's in a Zone?
What's Your Map Zone?
What's Your Actual Zone?
What's My Ecosystem?
What's a Frost Pocket? Reading the Landscape of Your Yard
It's Too Steep!
Designing in Place
It's Too Flat!
Why Grow Rocks?
Plants for Any Zone in the Rockies
Soil, Glorious Soil
What's My Soil?
So You've Got ... Sand or Gravel, Clay, or Construction Junk
Who's Underfoot?
What's pH?
It's Too Dry! It's Too Wet!
Ants Aren't Bad
Why Is My Soil So Pale?
Plants for Problem Soils
Microclimate
Finding Your Microzones
Desert to Arctic: South Side Versus North Side
Timing Is Everything: East Versus West
Designing an Accessible, Safe Garden
Plants for Difficult Microclimates
Intense Sun
Shade
Wild Weather and Changing Climates
Drought and Arid Climates
Surviving with Less Water
How Much Water Does Your Lawn Need?
Measure-to-Measure: Efficient Watering
What to Do with Too Much Lawn
Tough Love: More Water Is Not Better
Xeriscaping Is Not "Zero-Scaping"
My Trees Are Turning Brown
To Mulch or Not to Mulch: Baring It All Is a Bad Idea
No Burn: Fertilizing Techniques for Arid Climates
Plants for Dry Times
Flood
The Soil Is Wet but My Plants Are Droopy
Burial!
Plants That Survive with Wet Feet
Climate Change
If the Globe Is Warming, Why Is It So Cold This Winter?
El Nino: How Can the Ocean Affect My Garden?
Plants for Warming Climates
Extreme Weather
Blizzard!
Snow Loads and Plant Architecture
It's Freezing Out There!
Big Winds
Thunderstorms
Weathering Warm, Dry Winters
Plants for Warming Climates
Wildfire
What's a Fire-Dependent Ecosystem?
Planting and Maintaining a Fire Barrier
Plants That Resist Fire
Invaders
Weeds
What's a Weed?
Green Today and Gone Tomorrow
Outsmarting the Invaders: The Region's Top Garden Weeds and How to Defeat Them
Noxious Weeds
When Good Plants Go Bad
The Law of Empty Spaces
A Rose by Any Other Name: Decoding Scientific Names
Designing a Low-Allergy Garden
Plants That Won't Get Out of Control
Pests Large and Small
Who's Eating My Garden?
Outwitting the Invaders: A Primer on the Region's Top Animal, Insect, and Fungus Pests
Garden Sex: Pollinator-Plant Relationships
The Killing Fields: The Perils of Pesticides
Who Eats Whom?
Indigestible Plants
Plants That Attract Wildlife
Acknowledgments
Gardening Resources
Books
Gardening Society Newsletters
Internet Sites
Gardens and Nurseries: Inspiring Places to Visit
Index