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Ground Rules: 100 Easy Lessons for Growing a More Glorious Garden (Hardcover)

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New gardeners will find so much to love (and value) in Ground Rules. Author Kate Frey (The Bee-Friendly Garden) distills her years of gardening expertise into 100 simple rules—like “be kind to your soil” and “plan for a long season of interest”—that will help beginners create a thriving garden. The layout of the book makes Frey’s advice easy to digest and not overwhelming, giving readers the confidence to get out there, get their hands dirty, and grow something beautiful.

— S.B.


100 rules to garden by

Gardening doesn’t have to be difficult, and Kate Frey—expert gardener and designer—makes it easier than ever with her new book, Ground Rules. Frey distills the vital lessons of gardening into 100 simple rules that will yield a gorgeous, healthy, and thriving home garden. Discover tips on garden design, care and maintenance, healthy soil, and the best ways to water. You’ll also learn how to create a garden that encourages birds and butterflies, how to choose healthy plants at the garden center, how and when to re-pot a container, and much more. With bite-size chunks of expert information and inspiring photographs, Ground Rules is your new go-to resource.

About the Author

Kate Frey is a consultant, educator designer, and freelance writer specializing in sustainable gardens and small farms that encourage biodiversity. She is a frequent and popular speaker for master gardener programs, garden clubs, garden shows and horticultural groups. Visit her website at

Praise For…

“Many of these rules will ring true to experienced gardeners, and, collectively, they provide a solid groundwork for anyone who aspires to create a gratifying garden.” —Booklist

“For a wide range of ecologically friendly gardeners with any level of experience.” —Library Journal

“This luscious, photo-filled guide will inspire you with one hundred easy-to-implement tips.” —Garden & Gun​

Product Details
ISBN: 9781604698787
ISBN-10: 1604698780
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English
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Created At: 12/16/2017 06:39pm
Last Updated At: 12/8/2018 11:49am
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