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Reviews of Better Homes and Gardens New Garden Book

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Author (1): Monica Moran Brandies
Author (2): Lorraine Burgess
Author (3): Thomas E. Elroth, et al.

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: February 1990
Published by: Meredith Books
List price: $29.95
ISBN Number: 0696000423

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: February 1994
Published by: Meredith Books
List price: $19.95
ISBN Number: 0696025574

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Neutral rebecca101 On Jun 5, 2007, rebecca101 wrote:

This book has lots of lovely pictures, but I wasn't too impressed with the text. The information is too vague and general to be very helpful. It contains many short chapters on a wide range of topics:
Basics
Landscaping
Lawns and ground covers
Trees
Shrubs
Vines
perennials and biennials
Annuals
Bulbs
Roses
Special gardens (Wildflower, herb, rock, shade, water, etc.)
Vegetables
Fruits and nuts
Houseplants

Obviously, trying to cover that much ground in a rather thin book - there's not much information on anything. This would make a nice coffee-table book, or an introductory read for someone who doesn't know anything about gardening at all (like what is the difference between and annual & a perennial, etc.).

Positive lafko06 On May 12, 2006, lafko06 wrote:

I love this book and consider it one of my favorite gardening books. It's an interesting read and the pictures really help expand ideas for your yard/gardens. This book is useful to both experienced and beginner gardeners and certainly worth the 14.99.

Positive SalmonMe On Oct 22, 2004, SalmonMe wrote:

This is a very good resource for the beginner gardener. It gives a strong introduction to a wide variety of topics, providing the fledgling gardener with enough information to really get going. Perfect as a gift. Photos and plant encyclopedia sections also useful for more experienced gardeners.


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