This Garden Diary, Journal & Log Book is a book of 100 lined diary pages plus 10 garden plot graph pages with lined garden bed pages opposite for notations. Lined pages are illustrated with whimsical leaves. Plan your garden beds and track changes as they occur for a time-sensitive record from year to year. Pest and disease prevention, plant propagation, zone map, weights and measures and conversion tables are included. Note: This book is a smaller version of the many forms and logs found in the more comprehensive book entitled The Garden Journal, Planner & Log Book. This is for those who want a simpler format or need more diary pages and plotting graphs for additional garden beds. The following is from The Garden Journal, Planner & Log Book and holds true even for this smaller, less complex version: "Even more valuable than your favorite garden trowel or spade is a written record of what works in your garden. WHILE GARDENING BOOKS AND THE INTERNET ARE FULL OF GREAT ADVICE, THEY CAN'T REPLACE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. Your garden is in your micro-climate, with your soil. Perennials in one part of the country aren't perennials in another. There are simply too many plants and too many variables for anyone to remember from year to year what worked where and what didn't and why. You need to remember WHAT WORKS FOR YOU--IN YOUR GARDEN. What really makes the difference between a great and a mediocre garden is how well the gardener keeps track of all the information needed to enhance success and avoid repeated failures. "YOUR GARDEN WILL LOOK LIKE ART, but you will know that THE GARDEN DIARY, JOURNAL, & LOG BOOK is the science behind your success."
This title helps you create a fragrant paradise to enjoy throughout the year, shown in 100 stunning photographs. You can make the most of scent around the garden by planting bulbs, annuals, perennials, herbs and small trees. You can choose beautiful plants that will calm, stimulate and uplift the body and spirit, such as butterfly bushes, honeysuckle, hyacinths, jasmine, lavender, lilac and roses. It describes scented schemes for many different garden styles, including cottage, Mediterranean and formal. It features an at-a-glance reference chart giving plant descriptions and a guide to their common names. Smell is one of the most powerful of our senses, and a glorious garden filled with subtle or intoxicating fragrances can affect our mood and wellbeing. This invaluable handbook describes the myriad plants that have scented qualities, whether it is in their flowers, leaves, fruit or bark, and explains how to use them effectively in different locations and garden styles. There is guidance on planting and harvesting for maximum fragrance, as well as advice on how to choose varieties that will provide interest throughout the year, and from morning until night. There is also a useful chart listing scented plants with their growing season and attributes.
This book shows you how to create a garden with glorious colour in every season, with 130 photographs. You can enjoy vibrant beds and borders throughout the year, with practical advice and ideas for stunning combinations. It features easy-to-follow instructions for seasonal gardening tasks - from sowing seeds to overwintering flowers - and details of when plants are at their best. It features planting ideas for low-maintenance, seasonal interest using perennials, bulbs, berries, foliage, stems, evergreen shrubs, heathers, grasses and conifers. It includes a simple reference chart giving planting and flowering times for many common garden plants. As the year progresses, different types of plant come into their own. Bulbs begin to open in spring, hardy perennials make stunning statements in summer, foliage turns golden in the fall, and shrubs provide interest during the winter months. Discovering which plants are at their best at which times is the secret to ensuring a continuous display, and this book is full of expert instructions for providing successional colour all year long. Season by season, the book suggests plants for colour, as well as listing the main jobs that need to be done in the garden. Illustrated with over 130 beautiful photographs, the book guarantees permanent interest throughout the year.
This title helps you how to create a beautiful garden with versatile perennials, shown in more than 100 photographs. It includes inspirational ideas for using these highly popular plants in a variety of garden styles, such as formal, informal, cottage, wildflower and contemporary. It features perennials that provide both hot and cool visual interest, as well as plants for different locations around the garden, from herbaceous borders to containers. It includes practical advice on growing from seed, taking cuttings, watering, feeding, weeding, deadheading and staking, as well as useful reference charts providing plant descriptions and a guide to perennials' common names. It is difficult to imagine a garden without perennials, with the diverse colorations and scents of their flowers, as well as the wonderful shapes and textures of their foliage. This handy guide describes ways to use perennials effectively within different garden styles, and is brimming with suggestions for using them to their best advantage in bold or subtle schemes. It covers a wide range of common garden plants, such as aquilegia, clematis, lilies and verbena, and also contains advice on how to plant for year-round displays, with tips for sowing, planting and maintenance. It is an invaluable guide for gardeners interested in creating permanent planting combinations.
Allotment gardening is becoming increasingly popular as people discover that growing their own organic vegetables, fruits and herbs is an attractive and achievable option. Allotment gardening also has additional benefits: it's an excellent way to take exercise and be sociable, and it can be therapeutic.
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