If you’re getting antsy to put on your gardening gloves and get out in the yard, you don’t have to wait for the official arrival of spring. Here are some helpful guide books for planning and preparing your Spring garden.
Carolinas Gardener’s Handbook
The Carolinas Gardener’s Handbook is your one-stop source for all your questions about gardening in the Carolinas!
Creating a flowerbed that draws admiring looks from passersby, complementing the look of your home with a beautiful landscape, and harvesting your very own homegrown edibles fresh from the garden does not happen by chance.
No matter where in the Carolinas you live, you know that gardening success depends on knowing not only how but when to perform certain tasks.
Carolinas Gardener’s Handbook features chapters on edible gardening, including fruits, herbs, and vegetables, ten popular plant categories, from annuals to trees, Monthly to-do calendars for each of the plant categories, information on sustainable and environmentally sound gardening practices, a special section on growing roses in the Carolinas.
With input from a number of seasoned gardeners from both North and South Carolina, we have compiled a complete garden reference to answer any question. Happy Gardening!
Gardening in the South
Here’s a fabulous book for learning all about… you guessed it Gardening In The South! A gardener’s plant choice and garden style are inextricably linked to the place they call home. In order to grow a flourishing garden, every gardener must know the specifics of their region’s climate, soil, and geography.
Gardening in the South is comprehensive, enthusiastic, and accessible to gardeners of all levels. It features information on site and plant selection, soil preparation and maintenance, and basic design principles. Plant profiles highlight the region’s best perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and bulbs. Color photographs throughout show wonderful examples of southern garden style.
Gardening in the South is for home gardeners in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Garden Perennials for Coastal South
Finally: a book that addresses the unique challenges of gardening in the coastal South.
Master Gardener Barbara Sullivan provides an authoritative guide for gardeners from Tidewater Virginia to North Carolina To Florida and all along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas.
Combining helpful gardening advice with an A-to-Z plant guide that describes more than 1,000 plant varieties and cultivars, Garden Perennials for the Coastal South will become an essential reference for both experienced and novice gardeners in this region. The book is organized to allow planning a year-round garden or focusing on a particular season.
Sections separate subtropical plants, vines, herbs, groundcovers, ferns, heat- and drought-tolerant plants, shade plants, bulbs, ornamental grasses, and annuals, as well as address disease-resistant roses for the region. More than 200 color photographs illustrate individual plants and provide examples of beautiful landscape design. Rounding out the book’s usefulness is information on the basics of landscaping, soil preparation, plant care, propagation, diseases, and pests.
Whether you are new to the coastal South or a lifelong resident, you will find Garden Perennials for the Coastal South an indispensable addition to your gardening bookshelf.