Extending your Garden Season Into Autumn

Book - 2007
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Workman Press.
Why should the joys of puttering in the garden be relegated to spring and summer when autumn has so much to offer? Enjoyable temperatures and more dependable rainfall in much of the country extend the growing season and allow the gardener to spend more time enjoying the garden and less time watering. Those final splendid months before winter's chill offer hospitable conditions for an impressive array of flowers, foliage, berries, and seedheads.

Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen, two top garden writers and teachers, team up to show readers how to achieve three-season garden color. Join them on a detailed tour through dozens of plants that bring life and color to late-season gardens. Ondra and Cohen identify all the key fall-specific players and explain how to combine them with multiseason workhorse plants to create gardens that move gracefully from spring through the riotous days of summer and into autumn's golden weeks.

Ten complete garden plans put everything together for autumn-loving gardeners. Particularly stunning in the fall but designed to deliver multiseason appeal, they cover a range of growing conditions and color themes. The authors wrap up the season (and the book) with a garden care calendar featuring tips and techniques on how to plant, prune, and maintain gardens all season long so they remain glorious throughout the fall, as well as dozens of suggestions for how to prepare gardens for winter.

Baker & Taylor
Explains how to transform an autumn garden with an array of flowers, foliage, berries, and seedheads, in a handbook that demonstrates how to achieve three-season garden color, describes dozens of plants that can bring life to a late-season garden, and presents ten complete garden plans that deliver multi-season appeal and cover a range of growing conditions and color schemes. Simultaneous.

Book News
With much general information on the garden in fall, including tips on dividing, deadheading, and planning for fall color, this volume will appeal to the gardener looking for some general ideas rather than specific designs and pairings. Several thought-provoking "shopping lists" are provided for specific design areas, such as borders, fall colors, and side yards. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2007
ISBN: 158017681X (hardcover jacketed : alk. paper)
1580176801 (pbk. with flaps : alk. paper)
9781580176804 (pbk. with flaps : alk. paper)
9781580176811 (hardcover jacketed : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 635.953 OND
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Stephanie 1937-
Alternative Title: Fall scaping

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