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The definitive guide to the best gardening techniques from pruning to propagation and planting to harvesting.
This step-by-step guide to essential gardening practice is a must-have reference showing modern methods to a new generation of gardeners. Compiled by leading specialists in every area of gardening, the book contains a vast amount of expert information clearly demonstrating the tried-and-tested techniques honed by the world's leading gardening authority.
Using more than 1,600 artworks in more than 400 step-by-step sequences, the book covers every aspect of gardening from pruning to sowing, watering to feeding, and propagating to planting. Covering all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs, it shows how to create water features and patios, and add lighting. It also includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners.
About the Author
The American Horticultural Society is at the forefront of a gardening revolution in which received wisdom is questioned and updated. Put together by an army of experts, this book is the result of more than 100 years of practical experience in gardens across the world.
With clear written text augmented by thousands of illustrations, this book is a boon to any gardener who wants information on a wide range of topics in a single oversize volume.—Better Homes & Gardens