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Everyone longs for fragrant early spring blossoms - Snapdragons, Bells of Ireland, Sweet Peas, Sweet Williams and other beauties. But few grow them successfully in their own gardens because they haven't learned the simple cool-weather techniques that make it possible. Expert flower grower Lisa Zeigler profiles 30 long-blooming stars of the spring garden, the "hardy annuals" that thrive when they are planted during cool conditions (instead of waiting until the warmth of spring and losing much of the season). Give them a cool start, plant them in the right spot at the right time, and stand back. In no time at all you'll have a low-maintenance, vibrant spring flower garden that keeps on blooming when the "tender annuals" are dead and gone. Beautifully photographed and filled with simple steps to success.
About the Author
Lisa Mason Zeigler is an author, speaker, and renowned expert on cut-flower gardening. Lisa started flower farming in 1998 and she now produces over 15,000 stems a week From April through October from her one-and-a-half acre organic cutting gardens. The flowers from her farm, The Gardener's Workshop Cut-Flower Farm, are popular among florists and upscale grocery stores and Garden Share members in the Virginia area. Her seed catalog has 20,000 subscribers. The Gardener's Workshop website is a resource and teaching center for flower gardeners.