Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control.
Botany for Gardners, by Brian Capon
Foolproof Planting, by Anne Moyer Halpin
The Pruning of Trees and Shrubs, by George E. Brown
Start with the Soil, by Grace Gershuny