The Illustrated Guide to Gardening has been a gardening bible for many for years. Originally published in 1970s, this book has been the mainstay for many a gardener across the country. The All New Illustrated Guide to Gardening, (Reader's Digest, 2009), features yet more improvements on the original book and previously updated texts. The biggest difference in this guide is that all the cultural procedures are organic. It includes more than 700 plant selections, 2500 full-color photos and illustrations, and many Earth-friendly gardening practices.
I've always appreciated the line drawings and illustrations in this text. In addition to the detailed descriptions of gardening practices, the illustrations give you a clear and concise way to learn about basics gardening techniques, such as planting, pruning, dividing, and propagating your plants. The book includes expanded features on xeriscaping, rain gardens, wildlife gardening, and invasive plants. Of course, the Plant Disorders chapter has detailed illustrations of problems with all-organic solutions. It a great book to add to your gardening reference library.
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Article published on December 22, 2009.