How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools, and Garden Supplies

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Timber Press, 26 févr. 2013 - 224 pages
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Are you confused by all the choices when you visit a nursery? Do you get sticker shock when you see how much that nice little shade tree costs? Let Jim Fox, a nursery professional with over twenty years of experience, show you how to become a savvy garden consumer and get the most for your hard-earned landscaping dollars.

How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools, and Garden Supplies will arm you with a wealth of knowledge! You’ll learn how to determine if a plant is healthy, how to choose the right size, how to correctly read the plant tag, how to choose the best tools and supplies for your needs, and how to confidently recognize a well-made tool. In addition to helping you navigate the nursery, it tells you what you need to know before you get there and offers helpful tips on how to successfully garden once you get home.

With this essential guide in hand, you’ll never experience buyer’s remorse again!

 

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Table des matières

Introduction
9
1 What to Know Before You Buy
13
2 Where to Buy Plants
37
3 How to Read a Plant Tag or Catalog Description
63
4 How to Choose Healthy Plants
95
5 Tools and Gear Youll Need
119
6 How to Establish Your New Plants
147
7 Supplies to Keep Your Garden Growing
171
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Recommended Reading
Metric Conversions
Index
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À propos de l'auteur (2013)

Jim Fox has been gardening since the age of three. He works in the retail nursery business and also offers private horticultural consultation. His years of experience in answering gardeners’ questions have inspired this book.

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