Nov 24, 2020
We are more than halfway through November on Down the Garden Path, and this month we're speaking with gardening authors. In this episode, we head to our bookshelves to take a closer look at The New Gardener's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Grow a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden by author Daryl Beyers.
Daryl Beyers is the gardening program coordinator at the New York Botanical Garden. He was a staff writer, photographer, and editor for Fine Gardening and a contributing garden editor for Martha Stewart Living.
The New Gardener’s Handbook is a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of gardening, based on the introductory gardening class that Beyers teaches at New York Botanical Gardens. Readers will learn about soil, plant selection, propagation, planting and mulching, watering and feeding, pruning, and weeds, pests, and diseases. The information applies to both ornamental and edible plants. Additionally, the book features inspiring photography and helpful illustrations. The New Gardener’s Handbook gives home gardeners a foundation upon which they can grow, and encourages them to apply the lessons they’ve learned in an intuitive, natural way.
Daryl answers a few of our questions:
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