Discover the whens and hows of growing, caring for, and maintaining your Rocky Mountain garden!
Whether home is in Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, or another Rocky Mountain state, Rocky Mountain Month-by-Month Gardening offers current information on the best gardening practices for the region through each month of the year. Complete with specific advice on growing annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses, roses, ground covers, trees, shrubs, and vines, this book is the only reference you'll need to have a successful and beautiful garden, lawn, and landscape. Included are detailed instructions on everything from watering and fertilizing to pruning and problem solving. No matter your gardening level—from beginner to expert—you'll find actionable tips for all of the seasonal gardening tasks needed to gain satisfying results. Reap the benefits of the gardening successes of author John Cretti, who has more than thirty-two years of gardening experience! The Month-by-Month Gardening series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With the region-specific advice offered in each of the titles in this series, you'll know exactly what to do each month of the year. Other books in this series include Mid-Atlantic, New England, Florida, the Carolinas, Arizona, and more. Full of step-by-step seasonal tasks and full-color photographs, the Month-by-Month Gardening guides help you garden with confidence, no matter where you call home.
A regionally known gardening expert, radio and television host, author, columnist, and former horticulture specialist for Colorado State University Extension, John Cretti has more than 32 years of horticulture experience. John hosted the Gardening with an Altitude radio program for thirty years and has been an expert on Rocky Mountain Gardening for area TV and HGTV.
His down-to-earth approach broadens the horizons of gardeners dealing with the unique and challenging climates of the region, where temperature fluctuations, wind, hail, unpredictable storms, difficult soils, and cunning critters are the norm.
John has spent his life growing all kinds of plants, beginning as a child under the tutelage of his Italian grandmother, aunts, and uncle. This inspired his interest and passion for gardening while growing up in western Colorado.
John is the author of several books for Cool Springs Press, including Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Guide and Month-by-Month Gardening in the Rocky Mountains. Learn more about him at his website: www.gardeningwithanaltitude.com.