Midwest Gardener's Handbook, 2nd Edition All you need to know to plan, plant & maintain a midwest garden

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Pub. Date: 2022-03-15
Publisher(s): Cool Springs Press
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Summary

In this revised and updated 2nd edition of Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, gardeners in the north central US are handed all the know-how they’ll need to grow a lush, productive garden.

If you live in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, or South Dakota, the environmentally sound growing info for both edible and ornamental plants found here is your green thumb map to success:
  • Profiles of more than 250 plants proven to thrive in the Midwest’s climate, including shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, fruits, herbs, vines, and more, help you select the best plants to create a beautiful landscape or a high-yielding edible garden.
  • Helpful information highlights sun and shade requirements and offers clear and concise plant variety information.
  • Month-by-month care and cultivation guides are offered for each plant group, guiding your journey—even if you’re a first-time Midwestern gardener.
  • Author Melinda Myers addresses the many challenges of growing in the Midwest, including a changing climate and unique soil and pest troubles.
  • The how-to methods for planting, pruning, watering, fertilizing, and much more are rich with information essential to those in the region.
This comprehensive and extensive guide is the best resource for growing in the Midwestern states. Whether you live in Minneapolis, Kansas City, Cleveland, Des Moines, or somewhere in between, Midwest Gardener’s Handbook has you covered.

Midwest Gardener’s Handbook is part of the Gardener’s Handbook series from Cool Springs Press. Other books in the series include Florida Gardener’s Handbook, Mid-Atlantic Gardener’s Handbook, Northwest Gardener’s Handbook, and many others.

Author Biography

Nationally known gardening expert, TV and radio host, author, and columnist Melinda Myers has more than thirty years of horticulture experience. She has written over twenty gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening, The Garden Book for Wisconsin, Minnesota Gardener’s Guide, Month-by-Month Gardening in Wisconsin, the Perfect Lawn Midwest series, as well as the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook and Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide.

In addition to authoring books, Myers hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments that air on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the United States. She is also the instructor for The Great Course How to Grow DVD series. She also has a column in Gardening How-to magazine and Wisconsin Gardening magazine. Melinda hosted The Plant Doctor radio program for over twenty years as well as seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. She has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening magazines and was a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine.

Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Melinda Myers’ many accomplishments include starting the Master Gardener program in Milwaukee County, two Garden Media Awards (a Garden Globe Award for radio talent and a Quill and Trowel Award for her television work), both from the Garden Writers Association, the American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award for effective and inspirational communication, and she was the first woman inducted into the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation Hall of Fame. Visit with Melinda on her website, melindamyers.com.

Table of Contents

Welcome to Gardening in the Midwest
CHAPTER 1 Annuals
CHAPTER 2 Bulbs
CHAPTER 3 Groundcovers & Vines
CHAPTER 4 Perennials & Ornamental Grasses
CHAPTER 5 Shrubs
CHAPTER 6 Trees
CHAPTER 7 Vegetables & Herbs
APPENDICES
Ordering Soils and Mulch, Spacing Chart
Pruning
Creating Planting Beds
Winter Protection for Roses
Creating a Raised Bed
Dealing with Tree Surface Roots
Zone Maps
Glossary
Bibliography
Online Resources
Meet Melinda Myers
Photo Credits
Index
 

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