Check Out These Nonfiction Reads for a Glowing Garden

With a little creativity and effort, you can have a gorgeous garden for next-to-nothing. Included is a substantial plant directory of more than 100 plants that will multiply and make more plants without any help from you at all. Each entry in the plant directory includes a photo of the plant, its optimum soil, shade, its planting requirements and strategies for propagation.

Plans are provided for built-in, portable planters, window and porch boxes, and more, along with tips on how to convert barrels, buckets, and baskets into unique planters. See how to create spectacular hanging, suspended, barrier and seating wall gardens, and how to make raised beds for special application as handicapped and easy-access gardens.

A guide to planning and planting a beautiful, bountiful garden includes all-organic, low-work techniques for building healthy soil and hundreds of ideas for easy-care plants and gardens in a “tips” format that is easy to follow. This is the ideal book for the lazy, overly busy, or physically restricted gardeners.

Smith’s legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil. Try new and unusual varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With thorough profiles of hundreds of popular varieties, this book provides expert information and an inspiring roadmap for gardeners of all skill levels to enjoy abundant homegrown vegetables.

Drawing on her experiences gardening in Australia and the U.K., Marylyn Abbott explains how to use light to bring a flower bed or border to life, through simple observation of the light patterns and sky colors on a garden and clever mixing of varieties. Watch as she explores the vastly different quality of the gentle English light and the harsh Australian light.

Not everyone has a garden–but with only a handful of materials and a little bit of time, everyone can bring the beauty of nature into their home. Plant Craft features projects inspired by the natural world and made out of live plants, cut flowers, foraged branches, and more. You’ll learn how to create a colorful floral mural, an elegant table centerpiece, a serene underwater sculpture, a whimsical mobile, and more.

Gardening is a rewarding hobby. And one that can produce you substantially more crop if done correctly. Using innovative gardening methods such as hydroponics or greenhouse gardening can help your plants mature 25% faster while delivering a 30% increase in yield. If you want to taste the pleasure of your homegrown food, this book is for you.

Are you interested in creating a bountiful garden but worried that you don’t have enough space? Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners shows you how simple it can be to plan, build, and grow your own raised-bed garden in whatever space is available. Learn to build your bed, select the right plants, grow your own vegetables, and much more.

Just as stylish accessories bring a room to life, gorgeous planted containers are the finishing touch for every garden home. With this book, P. Allen Smith, shows how to create a beautiful container garden in a matter of minutes, in an innovative recipe-style format complete with ingredients lists, step-by-step planting instructions, and advice on how to effectively display these colorful accents.

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