Growing the Northeast Garden: Regional Ornamental Gardening by Andrew KeysGrowing the Northeast Garden: Regional Ornamental Gardening by Andrew Keys

Growing the Northeast Garden: Regional Ornamental Gardening

byAndrew Keys, Kerry Michaels

Paperback | February 21, 2015

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Plant selection and garden style are deeply influenced by where we are gardening. To successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener has to know the specifics of the region’s climate, soil, and geography.

Gardeners in the northeast are lucky—the regular summer rain, gorgeous summer blooms, and stunning fall color make it an ideal place to garden. But there are drawbacks, like hot and humid summers, bitterly cold winters, and mosquitos. TThe practical and beautiful Growing the Northeast Garden starts with a comprehensive overview of the weather and geography of the area, along with regionally specific advice on zones, microclimates, soil, pests, and maintenance. Profiles of the best trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs offer hundreds of plant suggestions, along with complete information on growth and care.

Andrew Keys is a writer, lifelong gardener, and author of Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?. Andrew’s writing has appeared in This Old House Magazine and Fine Gardening, and he’s produced podcasts for Fine Gardening and Horticulture Magazine. Andrew has lectured at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Boston Flower Show, Northwest Flower ...
Title:Growing the Northeast Garden: Regional Ornamental GardeningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:February 21, 2015Publisher:Timber PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604694483

ISBN - 13:9781604694482


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Introduction Welcome to the Northeast! Whether you’ve lived here a few days, a few months, a few years, or your whole life, you’re fortunate to be residing in one of the most exciting and dynamic regions of North America. Even better, if you’ve picked up this book, odds are you’re planting a garden in the Northeast—and that is truly cause to celebrate. Yes, building a garden here (and anywhere) is a lot of work, but it’s also one of the most rewarding endeavors you might undertake.      More importantly, a little knowledge is key to building a garden, and this book seeks to arm you with that. First, we’ll set the stage, with a little bit about the conditions we find ourselves gardening in here in the Northeast. From there, we’ll survey a body of garden-worthy plants with which you can populate your northeastern landscape. (Hint: the possibilities are endless.) After that, the book will guide you through a bit of garden design, examining a group of gorgeous gardens in the Northeast through the scope of design elements and principles. Finally, we’ll cover some of the hands-on aspects of growing things here, and what to expect when you’re ready to get out there and get your hands dirty.      But wait—there’s one more thing, and it may be more important than all the others. More than anything, these humble pages will seek to inspire you, not just in one chapter or section, but throughout the entire book. Why? Well, because gardening itself should be an inspiration. If your landscape is uninspired, it’s time to change that. Let’s get started.  

Editorial Reviews

“You’ll find out the best plants for the region year-round, and which ones you want for a show in early to midsummer, late summer to fall, and winter. Toward the back of the book, there are case studies of seven gorgeous northeast gardens that will give you inspiration to get going on that garden plan.” —Garden Design Online “Growing the Northeast Garden is the perfect book for a beginning gardener…offers clear, concise information on design, growing and potential pests.” —Portland Press Herald  “This book addresses many issues that gardeners have to deal with in our area of the country and offers plant suggestions for different zones and soil conditions.” —Gettysburg Times