Table of contents for Microbiology : an introduction / Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case.


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How to Use This Book  8

 GARDENING WITH ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS      10
       Some Basic Botany 
       All About Annuals 
       Perennial Favorites 
       Bountiful Bulbs  



UNDERSTANDING YOUR GARDEN          32
       Study the Soil  34
       Your Local Climate  38
       The Lay of the Land  40
       Examine Your Exposure  42
       Living with Your Garden  44



CREATING A FLOWER GARDEN ' 46
       The Planning Stage M 48
       Great Design Ideas  52
       Beds and Borders, Screens and Fillers M 62
       Incorporating Herbs  68
       Growing a Container Garden * 72
       Creating a Cutting Garden " 76
       Making a Meadow Garden  78
       Creating a Cottage Garden ' 82




PROBLEM-SOLVING WITH ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS  88
       Time-saving Gardening Tips  90
       Handling Hillsides  96
       Succeeding in the Shade  98
       Turning Bogs into Beds  100
       Growing a Water-wise Landscape  102



PREPARATION AND PLANTING  104
       Getting the Soil Ready  106
       Adding Nutrients  108
       Choosing the Right Plants  110
       Planting Time I 114




CARING FOR ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS * 122
       Tools and Equipment   124
       Mulching and Watering * 130
       Fertilizing for Good Growth a 134
       Pests, Diseases, Weeds * 138
       Pruning and Training * 146
       Preparing for Winter * 150
       Month by Month in the Flower Garden  154



PROPAGATING NEW PLANTS  158
       Growing Annuals  160
       Propagating Perennials  164
       Bulb Multiplication   170




A GUIDE TO POPULAR ANNUALS  172




A GUIDE TO POPULAR PERENNIALS        202




USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map    276
Index  278





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Microbiology