A Guide to Northeastern Gardening is a comprehensive guide of valuable information on plants hardy in a range of zones from 3-9, with gardening techniques backed up by Lee Miller’s personal experiences as a professional landscape designer. Learn about landscape design principles, butterfly gardening, deer resistant plants, long blooming perennials, globe and weeping evergreens, flowering trees and shrubs, native plantings, shade gardening and more. Additional topics include The Four Seasons of Gardening, Proper Planting Techniques and Garden Maintenance Tips, along with answers to frequently asked questions. Whether you are a novice or experienced gardener, A Guide to Northeastern Gardening will help you to create and maintain your own dream garden. Come along on a journey into the world of gardening!
Landscape Design Combinations provides the necessary tools to help you easily plan your garden, while offering a multitude of design plans with labeled photographs and detailed descriptions. Topics such as landscape design principles, color in design, the use of foliage, designing with deciduous and evergreen plants, planter combinations and landscape planning are discussed. Additional topics include designing with hardscape, with “quick and easy” landscape designs, and garden styles throughout history, accompanied by colorful illustrations. The information presented is applicable to both novice or professional gardener alike, and is all based on Lee Miller’s personal experience as a landscape designer for over twenty years. If you are looking to plan your own dream garden with combinations that work, then let Landscape Design Combinations be your guide!
Dream, Garden, Grow, Lee Miller, award-winning blog author and landscape designer, is proud to share Dream, Garden, Grow, a collection of musings as she shares memories of childhood and how she grew to become a lifetime gardener. Packed with stories about life, gardening, medicinal uses of plants, garden folklore, seasonal interest, sustainable and indoor gardening, you’ll laugh and learn as you explore what makes a gardening addict and the meaning behind mysterious gnomes and garden fairies. While exploring, also learn about moon gardens, witty garden jargon and tried and true gardening tips. Whether you are a gardener or not, have a “green thumb” or “brown”, Lee’s stories will not only entertain and amuse but will teach you inspiring gardening pointers along the way.
“Lee takes you immediately into her book as a dear friend who opens her home to you! As a reader, not only can I relate to her experiences as a gardener, but she explains the botanical magic in layman’s terms. This is definitely a must read for anyone who enjoys the beauty of plants! Moreover, it’s not a book that one reads and stores away. This is a reference book that will be accessible from my coffee table!!”
Have you ever wondered if you could have interest in the garden twelve months a year? The answer is a definitive yes! Through years of experience as a landscape designer, I have accumulated a list of plants which are hardy in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions that will provide ongoing interest for your outdoor space. Gardening by Month: A Monthly Guide to Planning the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic Garden will take you on a journey through each month of the year, while providing that perfect mix of gardening interest along the way. Colorful photographs with descriptions of each plant according to bloom time, foliage color or other notable characteristics will allow you to enjoy your outdoor space during every season. Additionally, environmental needs, plant care and maintenance tips are provided for each selection with any other important information. Finally, gardening tips and a summary of gardening chores are provided for each month. Are you ready for a twelve-month interest garden? Then come along and plan away!
Shade gardening can be challenging to some, but a beautiful shade garden that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing can be achieved providing you have the right tools. This handy reference delivers over 150 shade plant selections with full descriptions and tips for growing and maintenance all in one place, allowing you to plan your outdoor space easily and without the stress. Whether you are a novice or avid gardener, Shade Gardening for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: A Guide to Planning the Ultimate Shade Garden will provide the proper tools and knowledge you will need to create your outdoor retreat, even in the shadiest of conditions.
- Explore over 150 plant selections ideal for shade.
- View colorful photographs with detailed plant descriptions including zone hardiness, pollinator friendliness, deer resistance, drought tolerance and more.
- Learn about recommended plants for hard to plant areas and dry to moist shade.
- Navigate easily: Plants are divided into categories of evergreens, deciduous trees & shrubs, perennials, grasses, sedges and ferns, groundcovers, and annuals.
- Get some design inspiration with sample shade combinations. Recommendations for companion plantings are supplied along the way.
- Learn how to maintain a healthy garden with recommended maintenance tips. Learn how to identify and treat common insects and diseases.
- This handy reference supplies all the tools you need to create a successful shade garden!