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The Proven Winners Garden Book: Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect Plants, and Expert Advice for Creating a Gorgeous Garden

2.90  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Garden with the confidence of a winner!

Proven Winners is America’s #1 plant brand. And now they are sharing their expert plant knowledge and creative design ideas in their first book, The Proven Winners Garden Book. This definitive guide starts with lessons on how to prepare a space, tips on choosing the right design, and a primer on buying the right plants. 

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Paperback, 188 pages
Published February 19th 2019 by Timber Press
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Lorilin
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, garden
This book is super basic. It is divided into three main sections. The first section gives foundational garden advice (e.g., you should prune your trees! you should compost!) without giving much guidance on how to accomplish any of it.

The second section gives twelve "garden recipes." In other words, it offers twelve different landscape designs that are very space-specific. So, for example, there's a front walkway design, a hot and sunny garden design for a rectangular space along a picket fence,
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Annie
Jan 26, 2019 rated it liked it
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Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

The Proven Winners Garden Book is a garden design and tutorial book from plant breeders and suppliers, Proven Winners. In the springtime all of the big box stores and a fair number of independent retailers sell bedding packs and flats of plants for home gardeners to take home and set out in their gardens and containers. In North America, a large proportion of these are from Proven Winners.

Due out 19th Feb 2019 from Timber Press, it's 188 pages a
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Janet
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher ---
Proven Winners is America’s #1 plant brand. They search the world to bring gardeners the healthiest and most beautiful annuals, perennials, and shrubs. And now they bring their expert plant knowledge and creative design ideas to their first book, The Proven WinnersGarden Book. T
his definitive guide starts with lessons on how to prepare a space, tips on choosing the right
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Alicia Bayer
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'm sorry to say I was quite disappointed in this book. First of all, I didn't realize it's basically one big ad for the Proven Winners brand of plants, fertilizer and garden supplies. It contains "recipes" for garden designs for both garden spaces and containers, calling for exact numbers of their plants. There are extremely specific plans for filling xx amount of space with xx many of each variety of purchased garden plants from their line.

Not only is it disappointing that it's formulaic gard
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Pam
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you Netgalley and Timber Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.

This book is filled with photos and information directed at the beginning gardener. It discusses soil preparation, sun verses shade planting, wind and its effect on the garden, as well as microclimates.

The most useful information is the “recipes” for planting combinations in the landscape as well as containers. The recommended plants are all the Proven Winners brand, however.

There was useful information on fall
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Denice Langley
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm an avid gardener who chooses to purchase plants vs planting seeds. When buying plants at most big box stores, you are buying the Proven Winner brand. So who better to give advice and share information and ideas with home gardeners? The authors provide experienced instruction on how to prepare your flower beds for plants and keep your plants growing. We invest a lot of time and money into making the outside of our homes beautiful with plants and flowers. Make your time and money count with ex ...more
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