Contents

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 Classification of Plants 7

Chapter 2 Plant Structure and Growth 12

Chapter 3 How Plants Are Propagated 28

Chapter 4 Soil and Soil Improvement 40

Chapter 5 Plant Pests and Their Control 48

Chapter 6 Pruning and Training 54

Chapter 7 Home Fruit Growing 59

Chapter 8 Growing Vegetables 77

Chapter 9 Home Landscaping 96

Chapter 10 How to Have a Good Lawn 101

Chapter 11 Selection and Care of Deciduous Trees 109

Plant Hardiness Zone Map 112

Chapter 12 Selection and Care of Shrubs 139

Chapter 13 Selection and Care of Evergreens 173

Chapter 14 Selection and Care of Vines 183

Chapter 15 Selection and Care of Ground Covers 188

Chapter 16 Perennial Plants for the Sunny Flower Border 202

Chapter 17 Perennial Plants for Shady Gardens 230

Chapter 18 Garden Roses 248

Chapter 19 Bulbs 257

Chapter 20 Annual Flowers 266 Index 285

Color photograph section follows p. 152

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