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Reviews of Better Homes and Gardens New Garden Book

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Book Profile
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:
Lawns and ground covers
perennials and biennials
Special gardens (Wildflower, herb, rock, shade, water, etc.)
Fruits and nuts

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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