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Get Growing [Paperback]

Frankie Flowers
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Feb. 7 2011

Have you ever looked enviously at a neighbour’s gardenand wished you had a green thumb? Have you ever goneto the garden centre full of enthusiasm, only to find yourselfconfused and defeated? Have you ever wished that somehowgardening could just be, well, easy? If so, it’s time to Get Growing with Frankie Flowers. In 352 pages packed with inspiring yet instructional photos, Frankie coaches gardeners of all levels through the basics of getting a garden growing. Broken down into seasonal chapters that give the reader concise, clear instructions on what you need to do now and why, it provides a solid foundation for building a beautiful ornamental garden, a healthy, natural lawn and a bountiful vegetable garden. With tons of step-by-step detail—in words and photos -- this book includes everything from planning and planting to pruning and fine tuning. It’ll also help gardeners of all levels troubleshoot problems like weeds and slugs and rodents (oh my!). Gardening shouldn’t be complicated or overwhelming -- it should be fun. The secret is just to get outside and Get Growing!

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About the Author

FRANKIE FLOWERS (a.k.a. Frank Ferragine) is the author of Get Growing, Canada’s #1 gardening book. He reaches more than one million Canadians each week as the gardening expert for BT Toronto, CityLine and CityTV News, and also writes columns for Canadian Living and Canadian Gardening. His family business, Bradford Greenhouses, is one of Canada’s largest combined greenhouse/garden businesses. He lives with his family in Innisfil, Ontario.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is my gardening guide, my go-to book! July 10 2011
By Rayissa
This book has so many sticky notes and paper clips marking pages on it, it barely fits on my shelf now! I became a fan of Frankie's on BT, for his gardening segments. His tips on TV were always smart, relevant, and something new - you could tell he was a gardener and loves it - he didn't just lend his face and name to this book.

So, got this book to help me become a better gardener. I'm three years in. Flowers the first two years, flowers and veggies this year at the cottage. Instead of fumbling through, I wanted to research, find resources, and combine that with the coaching I've received from the resident gardeners in my family - my grandparents and my mom.

Just like a cookbook, I hate gardening books without full colour pictures. This one is full of colour pictures and since I'm visual, this helps me to see what is being written about.

Things I love -
- The index in the back by flower that lists the latin name and sun/shade location
- Its set-up seasonally, so you can read it piece by piece
- The tips sprinkled throughout in cute little garden marker graphics
- Great perennials and annuals section - so often at the nursery, the little tags tell you shade or sun, but there's no description of what plants like what, why, where to put it, does it like neighbors, etc - the section in this book goes into detail on that in paragraph form and also in a chart, which is really helpful. Because I hate spending money at the nursery on a plant that's so beautiful on the little tag, says sun, and I put it close to neighboring plants and it dies as it likes to be alone!

Overall, I really like it. Frankie did a great job in this easy-to-read, informative, detailed book (without too much detail) that I'll continue to use this year and beyond. Thanks for helping my garden grow!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners June 16 2014
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I am new to gardening and this is fantastic book. So easy to understand and Frankie really breaks it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read June 14 2014
By Kenno
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The book is a beginners guide with useful tips and information. I have read it from cover to cover and have enjoyed every minute of it! The book is divided into growing seasons which is very useful as it tells you what you need to be doing and when. For example, when fertilizing the lawn the different numbers of the formulas and when you need to increase one and decrease the other was very useful. I would recommend this book for novice gardeners an informative and fun read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Full of valuable information. May 13 2013
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This book is full of valuable information for all your growing tips, from simple to more complex plantings. Every gardeners must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book review March 18 2013
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I am a new gardener and I ordered this book. It has been a really great read. I can't wait to get into the garden this year !!
Thanks Frankie !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dec 11 2012
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Get Growing. Arrived very fast. Lots of good gardening ideas, several new. Now am waiting for Spring to arrive. Thanks.
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