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Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill: How to Grow & Overwinter 165 Tender Plants

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Cooler-zone gardeners are discovering that with a little wintertime care, plants that have long been considered "annuals" can thrive for years. These plants — including geraniums, gladioli, dahlias, begonias, rosemary, lavender, snapdragons, and even impatiens — aren't annuals at all. Rather, they are tender perennials. They aren't hardy enough to survive winter on their o ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 17th 2008 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Janet
This slim book is a quick, accessible read with 80 pages of basic overwintering information with many illustrations and 112 pages of a plant guide for mostly flowering and other showy plants in their 'tender perennial' designation (plants that can be perennial with a bit of TLC). The plant guide has a clear photo for each plant, and brief recommendations for species/cultivars, design ideas, overwintering, propagating, and common pest problems. It's a great choice for beginning gardeners and for ...more
Liz
I had been going along appreciating this book's information and how much easier it made my yearly task of bringing in tender plants and of deciding which tender plants are worth overwintering at all and will do OK in my own conditions. I even made a chart based on the book (combined with my own past experiences) to know what to bring in first so that I wouldn't lose anything I wanted to keep. I know I should have double-checked; it's my own fault I didn't do that. But regardless of that, I used ...more
David Ward
Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill: How to Grow & Overwinter 165 Tender Plants by Alice and Brian McGowan (Storey Publishing 2008) (635.932). This is an OK book; it contains useful info for keeping plants alive in the winter, but it doesn't provide any new information. My rating: 5/10, finished 2009.
William
Comprehensive treatment of the subject.

I read the library copy, but definitely worth buying.

Lots of good color photos.
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Judith of the Cumberlands Saving Container Plants: Overwintering Techniques for Keeping Tender Plants Alive Year after Year. A Storey Basics® Title Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill: How to Grow & Overwinter 165 Tender Plants The All-Story Magazine [1908/02]

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