you think people are born with a green thumb, THINK
used to have a brown thumb. I tried raising all sorts
of plants, and no matter what type of plant it was
they ALWAYS died!
planting rose bushes, and before the beauties could
even bloom the bushes had become dried sticks without
a touch of green.
planting corn, squash, beans and all sorts of vegetables
and my garden didn't even produce a single kernel.
Not even enough food to feed an ant. Believe me, I
am sure that the ants and bees were laughing their
heads off at me as they searched for food elsewhere.
They sure weren't finding anything to eat in MY YARD!
maybe it was because I was living in Georgia, where red clay
was a problem. So then I tried potted plants instead.
I tried flowers, and they died. A friend suggested
that I try growing a cactus, so I did, the cactus
died. HOW CAN YOU KILL A
else suggested that I try an Aloe Plant, because these
things were indestructible. A friend gave me an aloe
plant and the poor thing was dead within 3 months.
Needless to say my friends quit suggesting things
for me to grow. One even told me that if I got
a fake plastic plant, with my luck, it would probably
I so desperately
wanted to see a little lively green plant growing
happily in my home. I wanted fresh vegetables for
my table. All I found instead was bad luck, wasted
money, and a lot of ceremonies where I would go outside,
and somberly say goodbye to yet another dead plant.
one day I discovered air plants!
I was at
a craft show, and a lady there was selling air plants
that were OH SO BEAUTIFUL!
NO ONE could kill these plants. She told me that all
they needed was to be hung in the bathroom, and the
steam from the shower would provide all the nutrients
they needed. NO DIRT! NO FERTILIZER! They needed nothing
except a moist environment that is provided in any
I was as
happy as an ant on a hill of honey when I got home
with my new plants. I purchased 3 beautiful air plants,
hung them neatly in my bathrooms and basked in the
joy of FINALLY seeing a thing of beauty growing in
is until they died.
of them, yes all three, died. Within a month they
were gone, dried up, dead, 3 more somber ceremonies.
So much for my green thumb.
time even I myself was too scared to get a plastic
plant. It would probably dry out and die on me too
then I would probably have
to cut both of my thumbs off!
up on growing plants for years after that. The air
plants were my last attempt, and I had given up for
good. I swore to myself I would NEVER again try to
grow another plant for as long as I live.
day I was searching the internet for information about
knitting. I stumbled across a gardening forum where
ladies were knitting plant pot covers. One of the
ladies had a picture of the most beautiful tree I
had ever seen in my life! A dark red Japanese Maple
tree that had a breath taking beauty that I had never
seen before in my life.
to have one!!
was so beautiful, I found myself craving one for my
own yard. I wanted one so badly that I
spent months researching Japanese Maples and how to
grow them successfully.
Maples, I found, are very expensive. I wanted to learn
all I could about them before I purchased my own,
because I wanted to MAKE SURE that my Japanese Maple
would not die!
me decided to try again, and this time not on a plant
that costs just a few dollars. I was getting brave
and preparing myself to try and grow a plant that
costs over $200 dollars for the large ones.
read forums, looked up gardening articles, and tried
to find as much information as I could about Japanese
the information I located dealt mostly with maintaining
them once they were already established and growing
successfully. I needed information on how to keep
one from DYING before it got established in my yard
and I could not locate this
out books in the local library, and had no luck. I
searched for days, hours at a time, and could not
find the information I needed.
to look for older gardening books, and THAT is when
my search was over! I found a slew of old gardening
books written in the 1800's that answered EVERY
question I had about growing trees, fruits, vegetables
and flowers that I could dream of.
Gardener is one of those books, and the main one that
helped me in learning everything I need to know about
growing any plant I can dream of under the sun!
Gardner was written in 1854 by William Cobbett. It
is now in the public domain and has been converted
into electronic format for your enjoyment.
American Gardener provides over 150 pages of helpful
gardening how to information, and tips that will help
you grow plants with ease without them dying like
they did on me!
you're a professional gardener, you'll find many tips
to help better your growing success!
What You'll Find In The American Gardener:
the right location on your property for growing
plants. You'll find in depth information on slope
of your land, and what spot is best for growing
the soil properly to provide nutrition for healthy
techniques for your garden. I LOVE this section.
The author provides humorous techniques for using
hawthorn trees as fencing, to keep troublesome lads
from stealing their fruits and vegetables! You
do not need to spend hundreds for a chain link,
wooden or brick fence. Use hawthorn trees
and with a little love and time you'll have a fence
that will make your neighbors green with envy!
or laying out, your garden so that it's pleasing
to the eye yet functional as well.
learn how to make hotbeds, so that you can start
your vegetables earlier in the season and have
edible produce as many as 15 days earlier than
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Be the first in your neighborhood to have fresh
green tomatoes and watermelons!
the benefits of operating a hobby greenhouse, and
how it can be beneficial to your household.
about true seeds and the soundness of seed. You'll
learn how to test seed before you plant them, to
determine if you have good seed or bad. Some seed
will not grow if it's bad, and by using a simple
technique you can throw out the bad instead of laboring
with planting them only to find no lovely sprouts
growing where they were sowed.
proper methods for saving and preserving seed. I
find this the most fun of gardening! I now save
seed regularly and have a yard full of beautiful
blooms from seeds I have saved and sown.
proper sowing methods to improve your seeds germination
rate, and to ensure healthy plants. Proper spacing
and depth can mean success or failure in the garden!
Gardener provides proper transplanting methods,
to ensure your plants survival when moving from
one area to another. This
is the chapter that covers the information I was
looking for, to ensure my Japanese Maples survival.
I now have two Japanese Maples growing successfully
in my yard, and what beauty they both bring!
your garden properly and methods for tilling, trenching
and sowing to ensure your gardens success.
propagating methods so that you can grow many more
plants form just one stock plant. Learn propagating
from cuttings, by grafting, by using stock tress,
by budding and by layering. All of these are
easy and fun methods that you and your family are
sure to enjoy!
is a nice section on growing grapes in minimum space
while producing so many grapes that it'll make your
how to successfully grow 81 different vegetables
and herbs, 26 tasty fruits and nuts and the most
popular flowers and shrubs with the most gorgeous
are sure to love the information, guidance and tips
provided in American Gardener!
used this information for myself, and now have a yard
full of beautiful trees, flowers and plants instead
of a mass plant graveyard!
of information has helped me in so many ways. I now
have 5 rose bushes growing successfully in my yard
including the coveted Don Juan rose that now grows
below a beautiful catalpa tree.
spring I planted a successful vegetable garden that
provided enough produce to feed 5 families for
2 months and provide many bags for our freezers!
My second fall garden was planted just last week and
is already sprouting many tiny plants for a second
harvest. All this was planted on a piece of plot that
measures not more than 20 feet by 40 feet!
I had so
many cucumbers growing that I could not even can them
all I had to give them away! My zucchini's were so
huge that they had to be shared with my in laws and
my mother, because we could not eat them as fast
as they grew.
has lavender, dianthus, clematis, daisies and many
odd plants growing beautifully.
verbena has taken over our drive; it's outgrown its
have 2 Japanese Maples
growing successfully. One a glowing embers the other
the coveted bloodgood (the most beautiful tree on
the planet in my opinion).
hundreds of boxwood that I propagated from cuttings,
growing successfully beside my cuttings beds. My Azaleas
are rooting successfully now, and they
come a long way from where I could not even keep an
air plant alive, the where I am now growing plants
with no roots in just a box of peat moss and sand!
success is thanks to books like the American Gardener.
information you'll need to get started is provided
in the American Gardener, no matter what type of growing
success you have had in the past you'll find tips
and techniques to improve your growing success in
can grow successfully as I have, by increasing your
knowledge and putting these methods into practice
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