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The definitive guide to the best gardening techniques from pruning to propagation and planting to harvesting by the American Horticultural Society
This step-by-step guide to essential gardening practice is a must-have reference showing modern methods to a new generation of gardeners. Compiled by leading specialists in every area of gardening, the book contains a vast amount of expert information clearly demonstrating the tried-and-tested techniques honed by the world's leading gardening authority.
Using more than 1,600 artworks in more than 400 step-by-step sequences, the book covers every aspect of gardening from pruning to sowing, watering to feeding, and propagating to planting. Covering all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs, it shows how to create water features and patios, and add lighting. It also includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners.
About the Author
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the most respected, longstanding national gardening organizations in the US. Since 1922, they have been a trusted source of high quality gardening and horticultural information.
Today, their mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and practice of horticulture. Their vision is a land of sustainable gardens, cultivated by a diverse population with a common passion for plants.