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Gardening with Keith Kirsten (New Edition)

ISBN 
9781432309824
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R350.00
Published 
September 2019
About the book: 
The fourth edition of this popular title has been given a completely new look, but it remains the same practical illustrated guide that is a must-have for all gardeners. The text has been updated to incorporate more indigenous species, locally bred hybrids, and waterwise plants, in keeping with changing trends that recognize the importance of gardening in harmony with the natural environment. 
 
The bulk of the book comprises directories that describe over 2000 plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, creepers, bulbs, grasses and roses) with each entry accompanied by symbols that depict the ideal  growing conditions, such as water and sun requirements, hardiness to frost, and whether the plant is deciduous, evergreen or flowering. 
 
A brief introduction covers garden planning and design, maintenance, and how to deal with pests and diseases. The book concludes with a handy list of plants, grouped according to their suitability for particular circumstances, such as drought-tolerance, growing in containers, in full or partial shade, or to provide flowers for the vase.
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About the Author
Keith Kirsten is widely known for his knowledge of plants and his love of gardening, as well as his boundless energy and enthusiasm. His gardening columns, books, radio and TV appearances, lectures, garden tours and courses continue to inspire, inform and educate novice and experienced gardeners alike. As the owner of Keith Kirsten Horticulture International (KKHI), he undertakes large-scale horticultural and landscaping projects throughout South Africa, while also focusing on the development of new plant varieties that meet the needs of local gardeners.

He is the author of Gardening with Keith Kirsten, Garden Plants and Flowers, and Create a Garden with Keith Kirsten, all from Struik Lifestyle.

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