By Jan Riggenbach
It’s a unprecedented midwesterner who doesn’t develop anything, even if potted crops on a porch, caged tomato vines, a blooming border, or a solitary rose. And it’s a good rarer midwestern gardener who isn’t occasionally flummoxed by means of extremes of climate, pesky bugs and chronic illnesses, or basic questions on what to plant the place. for almost 4 a long time, Jan Riggenbach has given those gardeners solutions, in addition to a weekly dose of light humor and clever suggestions, in her commonly syndicated newspaper column, Midwest Gardening. Your Midwest Garden attracts on those columns to supply readers in America’s heartland all of the gardening details they wish and want, in addition to lots they won't even suspect they’re missing.
Annuals and perennials, shrubs and vines, vegatables and fruits, wildflowers, bulbs, and herbs: As readable because it comes in handy, this publication studies the widely used, reconsiders outdated favorites, and introduces dozens of bizarre and seldom-grown vegetation excellent for Midwest gardens and landscapes. Illustrated with colour pictures from the author’s backyard, it presents pointers on plant placement and care, beginning seeds and making compost, matching specimens and websites, battling bugs and ailments, simplifying backyard chores, designing for wintry weather good looks, and myriad alternative ways of enriching and having fun with your Midwest garden.
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