|About the Book|
Gardening is one of lifes great pleasures. It offers bountiful wonders-flowers, grasses, fruits, vegetables, trees-that bring you closer to the natural world. It allows you to design private and public displays of infinite variety and for numerousMoreGardening is one of lifes great pleasures. It offers bountiful wonders-flowers, grasses, fruits, vegetables, trees-that bring you closer to the natural world. It allows you to design private and public displays of infinite variety and for numerous purposes. And the best part: Learning how to grow the garden of your dreams is a skill that anyone can learn with relative ease.Believe it or not, you can create gardens and landscapes in almost any setting, from large rural backyards to tight urban spaces, and in almost any climate. All it takes is a little care, a little patience, and, above all, the knowledge and techniques that professional gardeners and horticulturalists use to cultivate garden spaces that are both beautiful and successful.In just six engaging and accessible lessons, How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden Landscape in 6 Lessons offers you the unique chance to learn alongside a master gardening educator with more than 30 years of experience as she reveals the essential skills of gardening. Melinda Myers-an award-winning horticulturist and certified arborist, and a nationally syndicated garden host-guides you step-by-step through the fundamentals, from design to preparation to planting, that any novice gardener needs to know in order to plant and maintain a thriving garden that looks as great as those seen on television and in books and magazines.And even if youre someone who has been gardening for years, youll find new ideas and tips as the instructor takes you to two test sites across the year-from spring to winter-transforming grassy areas, overgrown beds, and lackluster designs into spectacular gardens.