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The Victory Garden Companion

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The nation's oldest and most popular gardening program, The Victory Garden, is proud to present The Victory Garden Companion, an indispensable guide that offers the best in gardening expertise in a straightforward and friendly manner, inviting gardeners of all levels to dig in and get their hands in the soil. Moreover, host Michael Weishan shows budding landscapers how to ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published January 23rd 2007 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published February 1st 2006)
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It's a beautiful book and well written, the sections succinct and interesting. My favorite is the vegetable gardening section, from which I have been inspired to change my south lawn into an all vegetable garden! Including herbs and cutting flowers and etc. It will take a while to get it going, but I have all winter to prepare for next spring (however, right now the lawn is covered with pine bush branches ready to be hauled off to the dump).

I have visions of plants dancing around in my head. It
Alice Delaney
I thought this was going to be mostly eye candy, providing "inspiration" but not a lot of practical information. I mean, yes, the gardens of Colonial Williamsburg are lovely, but that is never going to be what my yard looks like. I was pleasantly surprised! There is quite a bit of detailed information in there regarding border plantings and vegetable gardens. I especially liked the suggestions beginning page 201 and the idea of orgainzing your seeds by the month in which they should be started. ...more
Has some good charts of plants. Also, a chart about American historical architecture and the garden trends from that era. Some good pond information, too.
Anne Johnson
Not applicable to southern gardens.
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Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michael Weishan first began gardening at the age of five. Originally intending to follow his grandfather into the State Department (hence his Harvard training in Classics and Romance Languages), Michael ultimately chose to pursue a different path – combining avocation with vocation in the field of landscape design.

After founding his own design/build firm Michael Weish
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