7 edition of The Gardeners Guide to Growing Asters (Gardener"s Guide) found in the catalog.
May 1, 1999
by Timber Press, Incorporated
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||160|
A book for heirloom gardeners and want-to-be gardeners that covers all the basics, from seed starting, growing, organic methods, harvest, storage, seed saving, as well as stories of our life in the soil, and growing and eating from the land. Learn about our seed collecting trips and stories from our seed’s history. We wrote this book as a colorful and simple guide book that will inspire you 56%(8). It's safe to lump asters in with begonias, impatiens, and petunias as typical outdoor plants that you probably don't think about growing indoors. Indeed, these flowers in their clumps of white, pink, and various shades of purple are a longtime favorite of outdoor gardeners, who plant clumps of them in the spring and enjoy their blooms for months beginning in the mid-summer.
Asters: A Field Guide Asters can save the day in late summer and early autumn when everything else in the garden looks tired or dusty. As other perennials are starting to slow down, asters are winding up to add hints of necessary color. The hues range from pink to purple, red, and also white. Also known as Michaelmas daisy, this nectar-rich flower is native to the US, where it grows wild along roadways and in meadows. A close look at its vivid violet blue, pink, purple, or white blossoms reveals yellow centers teeming with butterflies and bees, nature’s most beneficial pollinators.. In this article, you’ll learn how to cultivate and maintain this flowering plant in your : Nan Schiller.
The Plant Lover’s Guide to Asters, by nursery owners Paul and Helen Picton, highlights species and cultivars that are readily available in garden centers. Featuring information on growth, care, and design, along with suggested companion plants and hundreds of gorgeous color photographs, it covers everything a home gardener needs to Brand: Timber Press, Incorporated. The Gardener's Guide to Growing Asters by Paul Picton: The Gardener's Guide to Growing Cannas by Ian Cooke: The Gardener's Guide to Growing Clematis by Raymond J. Evison: The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias by Gareth Rowlands: The Gardener's Guide to Growing Daylilies by Diana Grenfell: The Gardener's Guide to Growing Fritillaries by Kevin.
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There is even a list of websites/nurseries dedicated to this genus and is an alternative avenue for sourcing of new species by keen gardeners/5(16). the gardeners guide to growing asters Download the gardeners guide to growing asters or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.
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'The Gardener's Guide to Growing Asters' offers a comprehensive study of the genus. A comprehensive guide to asters, offering an account of the history, botany and cultivation of asters from all over the world, and text and photographs that enable readers to easily identify species Guidance is offered on the way to cultivate asters to their full potential.
A complete, practical guide to growing these rewarding late-flowering herbaceous perennials, and using them to best effect in the garden. This book uses superb colour photography making identification simple and shows the wide range of plants available.
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Final Tips for Growing Asters. Asters are a magnificent addition to any garden due to the many colors and varieties they come in.
You could have a vibrant flower garden with asters alone if you wanted to. They’re low maintenance, so they make an excellent summer flower addition for beginner flower gardeners.
The Gardeners Guide to Growing Asters Paul Picton. Timber Press. This is a wide-ranging study of the genus with detailed descriptions of many species and cultivars. Chapters cover the history of asters all over the world, as well as their botany and cultivation.
The Gardener's Guide to Growing Asters by Picton, Paul. David & Charles. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Growing Asters is easy. Perennial Aster flowers grow well in average soils, but needs full sun.
Blooms are 2 inches in diameter, and are wilt resistant. Aster flowers come in blues, purples and a variety of pinks. All Asters are yellow in the center of the flower. They are daisy-like in appearance, even though they are a member of the sunflower.
Some kinds of perennials, including asters, chrysanthemums, phlox and salvias, benefit from being pinched back. Pinching creates a bushier plant that produces more blooms and is less likely to flop over.
Pinch back the growing tips--using thumb and forefinger--once or twice during late spring. Not all kinds of perennials should be pinched. Aster flowers (Aster spp.) add color to the autumn landscape while offering beauty with little work when caring for g asters often bloom in late summer and fall, but the Alpine aster offers blooms in spring.
Learning how to grow aster is easy and rewarding. This is a book entitled Asters The Gardener's Guide To Growing by Paul Picton. Asters, or Michaelmas daisies, are popular for their late flowering and daisy-like blooms.
It offers an account of the history of asters all over the world, their botany and cultivation, and the descriptive text and photographs enable readers to identify species and. How to Grow Asters. Asters produce bright daisy-like flowers from late summer through autumn.
Some varieties of this popular perennial plant grow to 8 inches (20 cm) while others grow as tall as 8 feet ( m), but the growing requirements 84%(40).
Aster Seed Growing. Asters are a group of perennial flowers that belong to the Asteraceae family, also called the daisy family. Many species and varieties, both wild and cultivated, are available to gardeners. This means you have a lot of options, including tall or short plants with flowers in many different shades of blue, purple, pink, or white.
How to grow Aster species such as Michaelmas daisy and New England Aster in your garden. For further advice on growing members of this genus please take a. How to Grow Stokesia Plants Guide to Growing Stokes' Aster. Stokesia is commonly known by name Stokes Aster. It is an hardy perennial that reaches from 30 to 60 cm in height.
Varieties of Stokesia may have fringed blue, purple, white, or pink flowers, and these come into bloom in the summer. Garden Guides is the ultimate resource for cultivating your green thumb.
Growth Habit: Asters grow 1 to 6 feet tall and 1 to 4 feet wide depending on the types and variety. The plants are upright and bushy with hairy or smooth leaves and daisy-like flowers. Staking: Stake or cage tall varieties of asters, such as the New England asters, in midsummer to keep the plant from flopping over in fall.
Watering: Keep young plants well-watered. Their book, The Plant Lover’s Guide to Asters ($, Timber Press), available at the Shop in the Garden, recommends the best varieties and designs for different growing conditions, along with color combinations that work well, and in-depth advice on planting and maintenance.Strictly speaking, an annual plant is one that completes its growing cycle (grows from seed, flowers and produces seed) in the course of a single growing season.
In other words, annuals pack a lot of living into a short span of time. But beyond this simple definition.