Gardening in Iowa and Surrounding Areas - A Bur Oak Original (Paperback)
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Gardening in Iowa and Surrounding Areas - A Bur Oak Original (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 31/05/1997
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Rural and urban Iowans alike start planning next summer's garden in midwinter, when their plots are still snow-covered and deep-frozen; by state fair time their trees, shrubs, vegetables - including the ubiquitous zucchini - and flowers are thriving. Veronica Fowler's month-by-month guide to gardening in Iowa is a concise, valuable resource for all novice and experienced gardeners. Beginning in January, Fowler presents a monthly checklist to allow gardeners to prioritize seasonal tasks. Her winter chapters focus on garden design, cold-weather gardening, and starting plants from seeds; in spring she moves into soil preparation, shopping for plants, wildflower and rose cultivation, and lawn care basics; summer brings landscaping, flowers for cutting, and organic gardening; and fall involves cold frames, winter-harvest vegetables, forcing bulbs, and composting. Fowler includes lists of the bulbs and perennials, trees and shrubs, and ground covers and vines best suited for Iowa's climate as well as information on mail-order suppliers, gardens to visit, where to go for help, and garden club membership. Tips from some of the more than two thousand members of the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa round out this plentiful harvest of useful advice.

Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877455844
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 260 x 178 x 13 mm


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"Gardeners new to Iowa and Iowans new to gardening will find Veronica Fowler's "Gardening in Iowa and Surrounding Areas" a valuable resource. The monthly checklist provides suggestions and helpful, timely reminders for activities specific to Iowa's gardening season. Fowler's recommended 'bests' give new gardeners a place to start when planning their garden or landscape."--Linda Naeve, Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist


""Gardening in Iowa and Surrounding Areas" is filled with practical horticultural advice. Written in an easy-to-read, down-to-earth (no pun intended) style, Fowler's book should serve as a handy reference for all gardeners. The bits of information supplied by Federated Garden Club members from around Iowa are excellent in their content and, more important, engender the type of warm, friendly feeling in the reader that is created when gardeners 'talk plants.'"--Matthew S. Rosen, Horticulture Manager, City of Des Moines


"Gardening in Iowa and Surrounding Areas" is filled with practical horticultural advice. Written in an easy-to-read, down-to-earth (no pun intended) style, Fowler's book should serve as a handy reference for all gardeners. The bits of information supplied by Federated Garden Club members from around Iowa are excellent in their content and, more important, engender the type of warm, friendly feeling in the reader that is created when gardeners 'talk plants.' Matthew S. Rosen, Horticulture Manager, City of Des Moines"


Gardeners new to Iowa and Iowans new to gardening will find Veronica Fowler's "Gardening in Iowa and Surrounding Areas" a valuable resource. The monthly checklist provides suggestions and helpful, timely reminders for activities specific to Iowa's gardening season. Fowler's recommended 'bests' give new gardeners a place to start when planning their garden or landscape. Linda Naeve, Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist"

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