Item description for Month-By-Month Gardening in Tennessee and Kentucky: What To Do Each Month To Have a Beautiful Garden All Year (Month-By-Month Gardening in Tennessee & Kentucky) by Judy Lowe...
Written by Judy Lowe, a leading gardening expert in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky, the proven monthly format has helped gardeners experience more success and enjoyment from their gardens.
Includes the major gardening categories, from annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, including lawns and vegetables.
The trend in gardening books is toward regional titles, and book retailers are well aware of this. The Month-by-Month series provides credible information on maintaining plants throughout the year in a specific region. These books contain monthly advice on what to do in the garden and when to do it, and contain several plant categories ranging from annuals to vines.
Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening, and the resulting increase in their home's property value.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.94" Width: 7.98" Height: 0.93" Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2003
Publisher Cool Springs Press
ISBN 1930604890 ISBN13 9781930604896 UPC 789172000116
Availability 0 units.
More About Judy Lowe
Judy Lowe (Columbia, SC) has loved gardening her whole life and has been writing about it for more than twenty-five years. Lowe has been the garden editor of many newspapers, including the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and, most recently, the Christian Science Monitor in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been very active in the Garden Writers Association, a garden writers group consisting of more than 2,000 members, having served on the board for fourteen years and as president for two years. Lowe's eleven previous books include several for Cool Springs Press--Herbs!: Creative Herb Garden Themes and Projects (2011), Tennessee & Kentucky Gardener's Guide (2005), and Month-by-Month Gardening in Tennessee and Kentucky (2003)--as well as Ortho's All About Pruning (Ortho, 2009). Judy has been honored numerous times by the Garden Writer's Association, the National Garden Bureau, and many other gardening groups.
Reviews - What do customers think about Month-By-Month Gardening in Tennessee and Kentucky: What To Do Each Month To Have a Beautiful Garden All Year (Month-By-Month Gardening in Tennessee & Kentucky)?
Love this book Jun 13, 2008
I moved to KY a few years ago and wanted to garden for the first time in years. This book (and the companion one about what plants grow here) really helped. I am constantly flipping through it's mud-stained pages for reminders. I agree with another reviewer, though, that I wish it were organized by month instead of category (bulbs, annuals, etc.). However, if you only grow roses, say, the organization makes sense. I would recommend this book to any new gardener in KY or TN.
Very helpful, esp. for a newcomer to TN May 29, 2008
I bought this book when we moved to TN 4 years ago. I think I've used every single section except for the vegetable section, which I plan to use for next summer when I finally set up a gardening area. The climate and soil in TN are unlike any other place that I've lived at in the US and this book is worth it's weight in gold for all the wonderful advice! We now have one of the nicest yards in our neighborhood thanks to this book and our hard work!
Useful information, useless organization! Mar 17, 2006
Honestly, I'd love to give this book more than 2 stars, because it so clearly covers material needed by gardeners in our area (especially beginning to intermediate gardeners like me). Having lived on the West Coast, where the Sunset Western Garden Book is the definitive gardener's bible, I looked high and low for an analog here in the South.
This is not it.
Don't get me wrong: this book has some good information and what's there is written in a highly readable, friendly voice.
But it is not a reference book, and it will not answer every gardening question you may have. And it may even leave you with some new questions after you try to make sense of some of the overly simple descriptions. And maybe that's OK, because it's not billed as that kind of a reference guide.
What is IS billed as, though, is a month-by-month guide to working in the garden. And it's here that it actually fails the most.
Organized into sections by different types of plants (bulbs, shrubs, trees, etc), this book is then further organized within each of those sections by month... ALPHABETICALLY! If that's not the craziest thing you've ever heard, just try to imagine actually using this book to try to understand what you need to do this weekend. You would need to flip through each section for each type of plant in your garden, and then flip around the counterintuitive listing (since when does April come before February, which comes before January?) to find the appropriate month. Lather, rinse, and repeat for each type of plant in your garden.
Why the author and publisher of this book didn't realize it would have made immeasurably more sense to group all the information together for each month and sort those months in CALENDAR order, I have no idea. But I'm here to tell you, it ain't worth it. Stick with the Southern Living Garden Book and you'll be a lot less frustrated.
Very helpful Feb 18, 2006
Excellent advice for all times of the year, even in the winter months, when you might be wondering how to make yourself useful. There are chapters in all the areas involved: trees, shrubs, lawns, bulbs, etc. And of course it is specific to our area.
Month by Month Winner Book Sep 25, 2005
This book lives up to its title. I have been gardening for years and learned quite a few new tricks. The book has editions for all parts of the country so buy the right book. TennesseeGardener.....
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