Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide

Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide

Number of page: 240
Author: Erica Glasener, Walter Reeves
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
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Category: Gardening

Written by two of Georgia’s most highly respected gardening experts, Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant-recommendation guidebook geared exclusively toward gardeners located in the Peach State. Authors Erica Glasener and Walter Reeves combine their extensive gardening knowledge to recommend plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) Georgia’s heat, humidity, clay soil, coastal areas, and other unique growing conditions. Together, their top plant picks guarantee success for the Georgia gardener and home landscaper. From soil and water to fertilization and pest management, Georgia Getting Started Guide addresses all the gardening topics of concern to Georgia gardeners. Featured plant categories discuss annuals, bulbs, ferns and groundcovers, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, turfgrasses, and vines. Each plant is showcased with detailed photography; specific advice on how, when, and where to plant; growing tips, such as fertilization and watering requirements; and descriptions of routine care. Alongside these “nitty-gritty” aspects of planting and growing, Myers shares her inspiration for garden design, the various ways you can beautifully incorporate plants into your landscape, and her favorite cultivars and species. With proven, practical instructions presented through gorgeous imagery and adapted specially for the Georgian climate, Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide is your ticket to successful planting in the Empire State of the South.

About The Author

Erica Glasener is a horticulturist, author, and lecturer and the award-winning host of HGTV's A Gardener's Diary for the last 14 years. As host of this popular TV show, Erica has introduced her audience to gardeners, horticulture professionals, specialty plant growers, landscape architects, and more from across the country. In 2011 she received a Garden Media Award from the Perennial Plant Association for her promotion of perennials through writing and lectures. Currently, Erica provides online content for the Southern Living Plant Collection and for Fiskars as a garden expert. She also writes a bimonthly blog for Gibbs Gardens, located in Ball Ground, Georgia. Erica is the original co-author of Georgia Gardener's Guide (Cool Springs Press, 2004).
www.ericaglasener.com Walter Reeves is known as “the Georgia Gardener.” He is the award-winning host of the popular Georgia radio program The Lawn and Garden Show with Walter Reeves. He is the same in person as he is on-air: an easygoing, instantly likeable, and funny guy with an immense knowledge of plants and gardening. As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent (now retired after 25 years of service), Walter gained an enormously in-depth knowledge of plants, plant culture, and plant problems as he helped educate the public about gardening. Walter is the original co-author of Georgia Gardener's Guide (Cool Springs Press, 2004) as well as the co-author of Month-by-Month Gardening in Georgia (Cool Springs Press, 2007).www.walterreeves.com