GREENHOUSE GARDENING FOR FUN by Claire L. Blake

GREENHOUSE GARDENING FOR FUN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For the gardener with a yen for acquiring a greenhouse, here is the book to overcome any hesitation regarding practicability and reward in finding everything about gardening intensified--more amazing than outdoors. The costs are not overstressed; there is a type of greenhouse for everyone, but the aspirant is advised to make haste slowly, and to study the types, the categories, the advantages of each kind, the demands of exposure, location, and so on. All these basic factors are explored; the desired equipment and storage facilities gone into, before the actual operation of the greenhouse is undertaken. Then come the salient points: soil and fertilizer; good housekeeping for control of pests and disease; decorative factors, outside and in; and one chapter on how to make it pay. Next come the chapters and lists of materials, from benched to potted to hanging plants; bulbs, hobby plants (such as orchids), vegetables and herbs. The final third of the text is comprised of an alphabetical descriptive listing of what to grow, with cross reference to the plates -- 30 in color and 88 black and white photographs, along with decorative and informative line drawings. A good practical guide -- the best for the average gardener since Eleanor Dulles' Greenhouse Gardening Around the Year, more completely organized than Potter's Greenhouse (1256).

Publisher: Morrow-Barrows