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Enjoy your favorite container plants year after year! From geraniums to fuschia and beyond, many container plants can be overwintered and enjoyed again the next season. This Storey Basics guide offers simple techniques for overwintering a variety of common tender perennial plants, based on what kind of dormancy the plants go through in their native environment. You can easily overwinter most plants with few to no pest problems, simply by giving them the dormancy conditions they need. Includes a plant-by-plant guide for quick reference.
How To Graft Tomato Plants demystifies grafting tomato plants for the home gardener. Grafted tomato plants have proven to be an effective technique to combat soil borne diseases, increase both fruit production and plant vigor. Grafted tomato plants can extend harvest, increase tolerance to heat and cold, and reduce the use of chemicals to fight root borne disease. Included in this easy-to-follow guide are the critical steps for successful grafting, the essential factors for choosing rootstock, and the importance of a germination test. You will learn a grafting technique, and how to simplify the healing chamber. Instructions for planting and caring for your successful grafted tomato plants is also included. With patience and practice, the guidelines in this book will assist gardeners everywhere to graft tomatoes and enjoy the benefits of beautiful, vigorous tomato plants all season long in the garden.
Fill the garden with a glorious explosion of color and vitality that draws the eye skyward! Easily followed advice on selecting, planting, and caring for climbing plants and wall shrubs are highlighted by more than 300 color photographs, illustrations and diagrams. There’s a complete A – Z compendium, extensive feeding and pruning directions, and tips for using “vertical gardening.” A special section on climbing and rambling roses will help keep these favorites vigorous year after year.
Master storyteller Michael Foreman's has created a timely and moving story of a child creating a garden of hope in the midst of poverty and war.
This series explores current environmental issues and instills in children an ecological consciousness that will remain with them throughout their lives.
A tree in Caillou’s backyard was damaged by a bad storm and has to be cut down. This makes Caillou sad, but Daddy brings him to the nursery to help choose a new tree. While looking around, Caillou learns about trees and their importance to the environment, the animals, and to humans. After planting the new tree, the birds and squirrels agree with Caillou: he found the perfect tree for their backyard.