Planting annuals is a great way to quickly add color and texture to any garden, border, or landscape. Because annuals only last for one growing season, homeowners can change the overall look of their gardens every year. Home Gardener's Annuals shows readers how to prepare the soil, select the right plants, when and how to plant the plants, fertilize the plants, and maintain their gardens. Hundreds of step-by-step color photographs illustrate the gardening tasks that will achieve the best results. This guide to creating beautiful gardens with eye-catching annuals also offers tips for saving time and money, along with useful advice on dealing with common garden pests and diseases.
About the Author
Miranda Smith was an expert grower who gardened and taught gardening for over 30 years. She was the author of five top-selling garden books, including Your Backyard Herb Garden, Backyard Fruits and Berries, and Greenhouse Gardening. She edited and was the primary writer of The Real Dirt, Farmers Tell about Organic and Low Input Practices in the Northeast.