Carolinas Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow The Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers

byToby Bost

Paperback | March 25, 2015

Carolinas Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow The Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Toby Bost
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Even beginner gardeners can select plants to create a stunning garden as unique as the Carolinas - with expert help to ensure success!

Carolinas Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant selection guide, perfect for when you're choosing plants and starting a garden in a climate that can be as challenging as it is beautiful. Choose the right plants and care for them properly with help from an expert. Toby Bost, one of the area's most highly respected and experienced gardeners, shares his deep knowledge of the region, gardens, and plants in a lively, upbeat style.

The author's top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) the Carolina's heat, humidty, coastal conditions, clay and sandy loam soils, and other unique growing conditions guarantee success for the area gardeners and home landscapers. Plants are divided into easy-to-browse chapters, including Annuals, Bulbs, Groundcovers, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Lawns, and Vines. Each plant is highlighted in its respective chapter with a large full-color photograph and tips on how, when, and where to plant.

Carolinas Getting Started Garden Guide doesn't stop at plant selection. Methods for preparing soil, watering, fertilizer application, and pest management are also covered in detail. Along with the "nitty-gritty" of tending your garden, Toby shares his inspiration for garden design, offers ways to incorporate your plants into the landscape, and names some favorite cultivars or species. His sound, practical advice is clothed in beautiful descriptions of each plant that will inspire you to get your hands dirty!

As field faculty emeritus, Toby Bost is best known for his thirty-one years as a horticulturist and Extension Agent with the NC Cooperative Extension Service. For more than two decades, he recruited and certified more than 400 Master Gardeners in Durham and Forsyth counties, appearing frequently in the media as a gardening educator. He...
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Title:Carolinas Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow The Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & GroundcoversFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9.95 X 7.1 X 0.85 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 9.95 X 7.1 X 0.85 inPublished:March 25, 2015Publisher:Cool Springs PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1591869005

ISBN - 13:9781591869009

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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