Tips and Inspiration for Turning Your Brown Thumb Green

This book is a concise, resourceful guide for the novice or intermediate gardener; it's put together by a devoted landscape gardener who treasures the allure and bounty of our natural world.

Tips and Inspiration for Turning Your Brown Thumb Green

Tips and Inspiration for Turning Your Brown Thumb Green

Bold, bright sunflowers towered twice the height of an inquisitive six-year-old boy, as he helped his Mom and Dad pick string bean plants in the family vegetable garden. Some 20 years later and many states away, he would start to cultivate his first small garden plot. Now, another twenty-some years later, birds of all types flock to his 4,000-square-foot garden oasis - replete with wispy ornamental grasses, vibrant summer perennials, and stoic, stately trees. Have you dabbled in gardening with mixed results? Or have you wanted to achieve a higher level of quality in the yard, but are unsure how to start? This book is a concise, resourceful guide for the novice or intermediate gardener; it's put together by a devoted landscape gardener who treasures the allure and bounty of our natural world. Over the years, I realized that the draw to nature as a boy in Texas was more than a passing fascination. Landscape gardening will be one of my main legacies in life. Through many trials and tribulations with a few fickle plants, and many more happy plants, I had an epiphany. If I can create magnificent, sprawling gardens full of wonder and life, then anyone who puts his or her mind and heart into it can accomplish the same. There are few things in life more satisfying or peaceful than rocking back and forth in the hammock, while enjoying the tranquility of an afternoon surrounded by interesting wildlife and vibrant plants. Every property is unique. Whether you have sun or shade, a little space or a lot, there is never-ending potential for the creation of splendor. I have had a lot of fun over the years with gardening. You will too! If you have the gardening bug or just want to spruce up your yard, this book will take you on an easy-to-follow journey through the basics of gardening. Helpful tips and guidelines - along with a unique perspective from a gardener who has 30 years of experience - will ensure you have the information and inspiration to make the most of your property. From soil type and plant hardiness, to watering, pruning, and mulching, the creation of a successful, bountiful garden is a rather simple process which can turn an ordinary yard into a blissful paradise. Countless benefits and peace of mind will come from a nicely landscaped property. The best part will be knowing your happy plants are thriving and putting on a show, while you take the credit!

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