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The Flower Gardener's Bible

A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long: 400 Favorite Flowers, Time-Tested Techniques, Creative Garden Designs, and a Lifetime of Gardening Wisdom

By Lewis Hill Nancy Hill

Photographs by Joseph De Sciose

Foreword by Suzy Bales

Create the flower garden of your dreams. This comprehensive guide includes expert advice on everything from choosing an appropriate growing site to maximizing the lifespan of your plants. Charming illustrations and photographs accompany helpful tips on how to improve soil, fight off pests, and make all your flowers bloom with radiant color. Whether you’re a beginning gardener or a seasoned florist, The Flower Gardener’s Bible is a useful resource that will help you keep your garden healthy and beautiful for years to come. 

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“This is the complete guide to flower gardening as taught by a couple who learned through first-hand experience, trial and error and a little help from friends and advisers.” — The Washington Post


“[Lewis and Nancy Hill] … have again created a work that is fun to read, easy to understand, and so exhaustive it seems a veritable mini-encyclopedia.” — The American Gardener


“… loaded with advice on improving soil, fighting pests and disease, plans for theme gardens, a schedule of blossoming times, and an expansive description of more than 400 flowering plants. Lewis and Nancy Hill have compiled an excellent guide.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune


“Lewis and Nancy Hill’s practical information on designing your flower garden is sure to make all your plants happy.” — Garden Gate


“It’s an all-in-one manual that covers everything needed for achieving success with plants.” — Country Decorating Ideas


“Using their practical experiences as hands-on amateur gardeners, the Hills share techniques they find most useful, tips they feel most helpful, and treasured plants they think most reliable for successful flower gardens.” – Booklist


“...this concise overview presents a range of possibilities for novices.” – Library Journal

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February 15, 2003