Gardening Shortcuts, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756699274
  • ISBN-13: 9780756699277
  • DDC: 635
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Are you one of the many millions who love their garden but wish it wasn't quite so demanding? Gardening Shortcuts is your rescue remedy in a book, containing all the advice you need to create the garden you want and still have time to sit on the patio with a glass of wine. Packed with effective techniques, sparkling ideas with impact, and shameless shortcuts, this book directs well-planned working minutes at every corner of your garden. Imagine inviting friends by an hour from now knowing that your garden will be dressed to impress. Or growing your own simple fruit and vegetables in double-quick time. Or equipping yourself with a list of the best plants to buy for your garden in every situation before you head off to the garden center. You'll lose fewer plants and you won't feel the need for expert help. Gardening Shortcuts will equip you with practical gardening know-how while finding ways to help you avoid spending the whole weekend toiling to create a perfect lawn, a showcase border, or a patio of perfect pots. Here's how to have a neat garden, a pretty garden, a productive garden, or even a garden with killer good looks, yet still have a life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Title Page.
1: Relaxed Patios.
2: Spruce up Your Patio.
3: Spring Planting.
4: Spring Pots.
5: Summer Pots.
6: Potted Shrubs.
7: Fall Pots.
8: Winter Pots.
9: Low-Water Pots.
10: Patio Planting.
11: Hanging Basket Care.
12: Summer Basket.
13: DIY Patio Canopy.
14: Providing Quick Privacy.
15: Patio Cleaning.
16: Mosaic Tile.
17: Beautiful Borders.
18: Spring Makeover.
19: Late Spring Border.
20: Summer Makeover.
21: Summer Border.
22: Instant Color Lift.
23: Planting a Tree.
24: Fall Border.
25: Winter Border.
26: Plants for Shade.
27: Plants for Poor Soil.
28: Raised-Bed Gallery.
29: Assembling a Raised Bed.
30: Prairie Planting.
31: English Charm.
32: Annual Climber Tripod.
33: Urban Chic.
34: Smart Features.
35: Outdoor Lighting.
36: Shapely Topiary.
37: Instant Ivy Topiary.
38: Streamlining Shrubs.
39: Decorating Walls and Fences.
40: Inspired Planters.
41: Special Occasions.
42: Pebble Beach.
43: Placing Sculpture.
44: Mini Waterlily Pond.
45: DIY Sculpture.
46: Light up a Shady Corner.
47: Lawn into Meadow.
48: Shaping a Lawn.
49: Stepping Stone Path.
50: Grow It, Eat It.
51: Trained Fruit.
52: Blueberry Pot.
53: Container Fruit.
54: Strawberry Basket.
55: Edible Climbers.
56: Growing Herbs.
57: Spicy Leaves.
58: Kitchen-Door Salad.
59: Winter Salad.
60: Funky Pots.
61: Sprouting Seeds.
62: Vegetables from Seed.
63: Container Crops.
64: Sack of Potatoes.
65: Homemade Compost.
66: Better Boundaries.
67: Hedge Makeover.
68: Creative Fences.
69: Cool Exposure.
70: Warm Exposure.
71: Planting Climbers.
72: Brightening Walls.
73: Plant a Boundary.
74: Welcoming Wildlife.
75: Wildlife Habitat.
76: Mini Bog Garden.
77: Planting for Bees.
78: Homegrown Bird Food.
79: Winter Bird Care.
80: Planting for Butterflies.
81: Wildflower Meadow.
82: Healthy Pond.
83: Easy Care.
84: Automatic Irrigation.
85: Lawn Makeover.
86: “Beat the Drought” Border.
87: Late Winter Pruning.
88: Spring Pruning.
89: Summer Pruning.