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The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom
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Why do gardeners start plants from seed instead of just buying a flat of seedlings from their local nursery? Necessity. Seedlings of unusual or exotic plants simply aren't available at garden stores, but they are available in seed. Then there's the cost factor. A few packets of seeds are much cheaper than dozens upon dozens of seedlings. And finally there's the plants' health to consider. Plants grown from seed get a healthy start that can almost guarantee you a magnificent display in your garden. The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom will teach you everything you need to know to germinate and grow more than 500 types of flowering plants. For every plant listed you'll find precise information on whether it will do well in your part of the country; how to sow seeds indoors and outdoors; when to transplant indoor seedlings out in the garden; what light, soil, and spacing requirements are necessary; general plant care; when you can expect the plants to flower; how to encourage more blooms; and how to propagate your plants by cutting, division, layering, or detaching runners.
The book also features more than 500 full-color flower photographs. A quick-reference chart outlines bloom time, color, height, and site requirements for more than 1,000 species, making this book an indispensable reference for planning and planting fabulous gardens.
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"This book is a flower lover's guide to growing 542 of the most popular annuals, perennials and bulbs." - Flowers & Herbs "Powell's book is a guide to growing 542 annuals, perennials, and bulbs. Each entry has information on the plant's botanic name, common name, description (appearance, size, color, and best use in the garden), zones in which the genus can be grown, flowering season, sowing, germination, transplanting, care, propagation, and the best combination of flowers. The guide also contains a photo gallery of all the plants and a planning chart for selecting 1,487 species by height, color, and bloom time." Booklist This book is a flower lover s guide to growing 542 of the most popular annuals, perennials and bulbs. Flowers & Herbs Powell's book is a guide to growing 542 annuals, perennials, and bulbs. Each entry has information on the plant's botanic name, common name, description (appearance, size, color, and best use in the garden), zones in which the genus can be grown, flowering season, sowing, germination, transplanting, care, propagation, and the best combination of flowers. The guide also contains a photo gallery of all the plants and a planning chart for selecting 1,487 species by height, color, and bloom time. Booklist" This book is a flower lover s guide to growing 542 of the most popular annuals, perennials and bulbs. " Flowers & Herbs" Powell's book is a guide to growing 542 annuals, perennials, and bulbs. Each entry has information on the plant's botanic name, common name, description (appearance, size, color, and best use in the garden), zones in which the genus can be grown, flowering season, sowing, germination, transplanting, care, propagation, and the best combination of flowers. The guide also contains a photo gallery of all the plants and a planning chart for selecting 1,487 species by height, color, and bloom time. "Booklist"" This book is a flower lover 's guide to growing 542 of the most popular annuals, perennials and bulbs. " Flowers & Herbs" Powell's book is a guide to growing 542 annuals, perennials, and bulbs. Each entry has information on the plant's botanic name, common name, description (appearance, size, color, and best use in the garden), zones in which the genus can be grown, flowering season, sowing, germination, transplanting, care, propagation, and the best combination of flowers. The guide also contains a photo gallery of all the plants and a planning chart for selecting 1,487 species by height, color, and bloom time. "Booklist"

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