Trish Hull with the Salt Lake County Library Services reveals ten great reads for gardeners.
Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West
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first complete gardening book to cover the hot, dry, desert and plains
areas of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming, Idaho, Montana. Topics
include: extensive plant lists for all areas, hardscape ideas using
rock and wood, and many other things.
ByEditor: Louise Abbott
to grow delicious vegetables and fruit, keep plants and flowers
healthy, make compost, and attract wildlife. Step-by-step sequences
show all the key gardening techniques, making them easy to follow.
and Dry: gardening with cold-hardy dryland plants
book’s trove of plants is brought to life through detailed
advice based upon Nold’s hard-won understanding of gardening
in Denver’s unique climatic conditions. Extensive plant
profiles offer descriptions of plants, their habits, and cultural
requirements. Moreover, entries are filled with
Nold’s personal experience, helping to govern
readers’ choices as they look to create their own beautiful
Gardens: How to create magical outdoor spaces…
out to prove it is possible to create a garden for the whole family to
enjoy – one which combines mystery, adventure and exhilaration for
children, while simultaneously appearing stylishly designed and planted
for the grown-ups – even in a small space and on a tight budget.
intriguingly titled book serves up a time-saving approach to gardening
that will come as welcome news to the overworked and the
horticulturally challenged. Lanza exhorts readers to build soil up,
“instead of digging down,” by simply layering organic materials onto a
prospective garden site and close-planting directly into it.
Complete Illustrated Handbook of Garden Pests & Diseases
greatest deterrent to every would-be gardener is coping with weeds and
dealing with plants that fail to thrive no matter how well nurtured
they have been. This is a guide to the most common garden problems, and
some rarer ones also, and how to identify and eradicate them using
organic and inorganic means.
Thomas Leo Ogren
Ogren investigates the role that urban planning plays in the
urgent health crisis of allergy problems. This comprehensive
reference alerts gardeners and landscapers to the source of this
aims to arm them with the tools to reduce their exposure to harmful
Way We Garden Now
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self-described “hands-on gardener with a healthy disregard for fancy
tools, an aversion to spending, and no time to recover from extreme
exhaustion,” Whitestone urges readers to forget “perfection” when it
comes to gardening, and instead turn it into something pleasurable.
the New Kitchen Garden
Jennifer R Bartley
classic kitchen garden, has long been a part of European culture and
consciousness. In this volume, Jennifer Bartley shows how the
traditional features of a kitchen garden can be adapted to American
needs and conditions.
and Container Gardening
Chris and Valerie Wheeler
container gardening books highlight annuals and perennials…the
Wheelers suggest growing dwarf hardy plants. They cover choosing and
grouping containers as well as plant selection and design.