Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and Houseplants
That's starting your own flowers and vegetables, inside and out. It's raising shrubs and trees for your property, creating your own orchard -- even growing many houseplants from one.
Here are just a few of the results you can expect:
* Raise the best tomato plants.* Grow your own Christmas trees.* Offer the finest of gifts -- houseplants.* Avoid buying expensive shrubs; start your own.* Plant those hard-to-find flowers, perennials and annuals, at little or no cost.
But is it expensive? Definitely not. You don't need a greenhouse or costly equipment. You can do a lot with a couple of fluorescent bulbs. Seeds are cheap, some are free. As for shrubs, trees, and houseplants, Lewis Hill explains how to collect, rather than buy, the materials you'll need.
It's fun, can be profitable, and, with the help of Lewis Hill plus the many illustrations in this book, is easy. Beginners will learn from step one; those more advanced will discover new techniques and find tips to improve their results.
Try plant propagation. You'll be amazed at your results.
Dimensions: 10.55" L x 8.52" W
Details: Paperback, 176 pages
Author: Lewis Hill
About Lewis Hill
Husband-and-wife author team Lewis and Nancy Hill currently live in Greensboro, Vermont where they own and operate a small fruit farm called Berryhill. Previously, Lewis first started a small plant nursery in the late 1940's where he grew daylilies, hardy plants, fruits, antique apples, greenhouse plants, and Christmas trees. His nurseries were called Vermont Daylilies and Hillcrest Nursery.
Lewis also helped form the Vermont Plantsmen's Association -- later serving as president -- and was leader of a 4-H club for thirty years, sharing his knowledge with over 200 children. He is a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire and Vermont Christmas Tree Associations. Lewis has written the Storey books titled Christmas Trees, Cold-Climate Gardening, Secrets of Plant Propagation, Pruning Made Easy, Pruning Simplified, and Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden.
The most recent title from the author team is The Lawn & Garden Owner's Manual, a landscape and maintenance guide for keeping beautiful grounds year round. Together they have also written Daylilies, Bulbs, and Successful Perennial Gardening.
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