Simple solutions and terrific tonics for growing the prettiest and tastiest gardensWhether starting from scratch or reviving an old, worn-out flowerbed, gardeners will learn everything they need to know to grow beautiful, blooming perennial gardens in their own yards with this book of gardening tips, tricks, and tonics. The comprehensive guide reveals more than 1,700 secrets for creating flowerbeds that will flourish year after year without having to replant, redesign, or reinvest big bucks on more flowers. Topics include what to expect from mail order nurseries; picking and planting the perfect perennials; feeding, weeding, and watering correctly; pruning pointers, and techniques for controlling bugs, slugs, and other pests. Recipes featuring common household products are provided for more than 50 homemade elixirs that help flowers grow to new heights so that gardeners won't need to resort to expensive fertilizers and professional garden treatments.
Author BiographyJerry Baker is the author of more than 50 books, including Jerry Baker's Book of Old-Time Gardening Wisdom, Jerry Baker's Giant Book of Gardening Solutions, and Jerry Bakerâ€™s Green Grass Magic, and his gardening specials have been widely televised on PBS. He lives in New Hudson, Michigan.