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9780887842719

Thrifty Gardening From the Ground Up

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  • ISBN13:

    9780887842719

  • ISBN10:

    0887842712

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-13
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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Summary

Bestselling author and gardening columnist Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide for gardeners at every stage of life. Whether you're moving into your first apartment or condo, upgrading to a house, or downsizing to smaller digs, Harris shares the best tips on how to create a beautiful garden for any space - all on a budget. The highly anticipated sequel to her popular book Thrifty: Living the Frugal Life with Style, Thrifty Gardening marries Harris's passion for gardening with her thrifty lifestyle savvy so that everyone can create a natural oasis whatever their living situation is - and without breaking the bank.

Author Biography

Marjorie Harris is Canada’s best-known gardener. She is the national gardening columnist for the Globe and Mail and the author of several bestselling gardening books. She lives in Toronto with her husband, writer Jack Batten.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Buying and Renovating a Gardenp. 9
The Thrifty Gardener's House-Hunting Tips and Toolsp. 12
The Thrifty Gardener's Renovation Tipsp. 18
Designing a Gardenp. 25
Creating a Garden Budgetp. 26
Choosing a Landscape Architect, Designer, Gardenerp. 27
How to Design a Gardenp. 35
Designing a Balcony Gardenp. 42
Organizing Storage Space on the Ground or on Highp. 51
Shopping for the Gardenp. 57
The Thrifty Gardening Tool Basicsp. 58
Gardening Tool Essentials Off the Groundp. 62
Going to the Nurseryp. 64
How to Buy Plantsp. 68
The Yard Salep. 75
Scroungingp. 79
The Plantsp. 83
The Perfect Treep. 85
Perennials vs. Annualsp. 93
Vegetablesp. 107
The Plantingp. 111
Soilp. 112
High-Rise Soil Prepp. 113
All You Need to Know About Plantingp. 115
Growing Vegetablesp. 123
Planting Treesp. 138
Raised Beds for a Thriftier Gardenp. 137
Planting Off the Groundp. 140
Keeping Track of Plantsp. 144
The Thrifty Propagatorp. 147
Propagating from Seedp. 148
Propagating from Plantsp. 161
Maintaining the Gardenp. 171
Watering at Ground Levelp. 172
Watering on Highp. 176
Mulching and Compostingp. 177
Thrifty Amendments for the Sustainable Gardenp. 187
Good Gardening Maintenance Habitsp. 192
Decorating the Gardenp. 197
Decoratingthe Garden on the Groundp. 199
Decorating the Thrifty Balconyp. 211
Downsizing and Selling the Gardenp. 221
Downsizingto a Thriftier Garden Spacep. 222
Selling a Gardenp. 229
Creating a New Garden in a New Spacep. 237
The Top 20 Thrifty Gardening Tipsp. 241
Acknowledgementsp. 247
About the Authorp. 255
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