Transplanting Trees and Shrubs
There are many reasons gardeners might want to transplant a favorite shrub or move a tree on their property. One of the best times of year to transplant is very early spring when the ground thaws and before the plants begin to grow. Transplanting Trees and Shrubs provides the instructions and diagrams you need to understand how to transplant with the best chance of success.
Gardening for Dummies
Gardening For Dummies, by Michael MacCaskey (IDG Books Worldwide, 1996; $17), provides all the basics you need to garden. This upbeat how-to book presents the main concepts of landscaping and gardening successfully from the get-go. Topics include everything from seeding a lawn to creating specialty theme gardens to starting a vegetable plot. The book walks you through evaluating your yard, making a landscape plan, selecting plants (including trees, vines, shrubs, flowers and bulbs), planting them, and maintaining them. It's great encouragement and reassurance for the novice gardener and a good review for the rest of us.