The Garden Dilemma
Garden plants don’t exactly grow with instructions. I checked! I turned over a new leaf and the underside was blank. I pulled it up by the roots and there wasn’t a user’s manual that said when to plant a garden buried there. Oh, how I wish I knew when to plant a garden!
Seriously though, it is important to plant at the right time and in the right place in the right way. If you’ve got a grandparent who grew up in the days when most people still had lush gardens, you can pick his/her brain and get trained by the very best. If you don’t find yourself in that situation, I recommend getting yourself the authority on garden plants:
“American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants” by Christopher Brickell
When plant garden? This book will answer that question for you. It has thousands and thousands of plants with pictures and instructions on how and when to plant and care for them. But it is more than that. A lot more.
What is its downside? COST!!!
This books runs at $480 and more when purchased new! YIKES! Fortunately, there are a lot of used versions for sale at about $79 here: American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants – USED
I took some time to read through the reviews on this book and looked through some of its pages and was left confident that I am recommending a great tool for any aspiring gardner. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive. One women wrote that she looks through her book during the winter months to get that feeling of glee and excitement for the coming spring.
If you have any questions, I’d be happy to help out 🙂 Just leave them below!