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Lewis and Nancy HillLewis Hill started Hillcrest Nursery in Greensboro in the late 1940s, growing and selling a wide assortment of plants and trees. His wife, Nancy, joined the firm in the late 60s. Sometime later they sold the business and started Vermont Daylilies, growing over 500 different cultivars selling the plants all over New England. They have developed the introduced nine new cultivars of daylilies. Meantime they experimented with testing and hybridizing small fruits and in 1992 sold the daylily business and stated BerryHill Nursery, raising berry plants for sale. They now have over 80 kinds gathered from around the world, and have developed and introduced two hybrid currants and two hybrid elderberries.

During the long Vermont winters they write, and have just finished their fifteenth book. In addition, they have contributed portions of seven other American and Canadian books including the New Wise Garden Encyclopedia, and the Organic Gardening Encyclopedia and have written hundreds of articles for numerous magazines. They are members of several plant societies, and the League of Vermont Writers and have received many awards for their community, literary, and horticultural achievements.

The Lawn & Garden Owner's Manual:What to do and when to do it
The Lawn
& Garden
Owner's Manual

Lewis and
Nancy Hill
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The homeowner's ultimate landscape care and maintenance manual from the authors of several books on gardening. This complete guide allows the reader to diagnose and cure lawn and garden problems, rejuvenate neglected landscaping, and maintain beautiful and healthy grounds throughout the year. Advice on hedges, shade trees, lawns, ground covers, perennial beds, vine and more.

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Bulbs
Bulbs
Lewis and
Nancy Hill
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With warmth, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, gardening experts Lewis and Nancy Hill share their practical, down-to-earth advice for growing a wide variety of bulbs every month of the year. As you learn the Hills' successful techniques, you will discover the joy of adding beauty and color to your home and garden with bulbs.
    Topics covered include:
  • Grow and enjoy both common and unusual bulbs
  • Combine bulbs, perennials, and annuals for nonstop color
  • Carpet lawns and shaded areas with naturalized bulbs
  • Plant and nourish healthy bulbs, corms, and tubers
  • Care for plants after blooming
  • Avoid, or combat, insect pests and diseases
  • Force bulbs for indoor enjoyment
A bulb-grower's year-round calendar and a variety of bulb charts offer at-a-glance reference.

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Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden
Fruits and Berries
for the Home Garden

Lewis Hill
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This no-nonsense guide to home fruit growing is now completely revised and updated. Lewis Hill writes with clarity, enthusiasm, and the authority gained from over 45 years of growing fruits, nuts, and berries. Basic enough for novices and comprehensive enough for more experienced growers, the book features:
  • Recommendations about new, improved fruit cultivars
  • Effective and environmentally sound advice on how to fertilize plantings and control pests and diseases
  • complete information about what fruit to grow and where
  • Recommendations on improving the soil, planting, pruning, thinning, and other year-round maintenance
  • Suggestions for harvesting, preserving, and storage

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Daylilies
Daylilies
Lewis and
Nancy Hill
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Daylilies--available in a rainbow of glowing colors and combinations of colors; able to survive with little or no care in a wide range of climates; boasting a variety of shapes and sizes; suitable for any kind of landscape; drought resistant and almost disease and insect free; adaptable to various soil and light conditions. By all accounts, daylilies are, indeed, the perfect perennial. In celebration of these satisfying plants, garden writers Lewis and Nancy Hill share their wisdom of their more than 40 years of experience growing daylilies--experience that has led the Hills to an unabashed obsession with the daylily.

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Christmas Trees: Growing and Selling Trees, Wreaths, and Greens
Christmas Trees:
Growing and
Selling Trees,
Wreaths, and Greens

Lewis Hill
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Money does grow on trees, and Christmas Trees by Lewis Hill is the essential equipment for anyone who wishes to gain the pleasure and profit of growing and selling trees, wreaths, and greens.

Hill, an experienced and skill tree grower himself, begins with the very basics, providing valuable insights on how to choose the best land and the best species of trees to grow on that land.

    Here you will learn how to:
  • Plan for continuous, efficient growth, including interplanting,
    natural seeding, and stump culture
  • Care for your crop throughout the growing cycle, from planing
    and pruning, right through harvesting
  • Propagate your own plants and collect wild seedlings
  • Select the proper equipment for the nature and scope of your planting
  • Handle problems dealt by weather, pests and diseases, and animals
  • Find wholesale and retail markets, maintain a steady supply,
    deal with tree buyers, advertise and price, and
    maintain records and plan for taxes

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Successful Perennial Gardening
Successful
Perennial
Gardening:
A Practical Guide

Lewis &
Nancy Hill
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As a popular pastime, perennial gardening is regarded with equal parts admiration and apprehension. Admiration because the beauty of a perennial bed can be enjoyed for all time; and apprehension because the myriad plant varieties and their growing requirements can be daunting. Successful Perennial Gardening is the work of two gardening experts, Lewis and Nancy Hill, who bring the breadth of their experience to this subject, and have created a volume of enduring quality.

This is a user-friendly guide to the challenges and joys of perennial gardening--less than a botanical encyclopedia, but much more than a volume of garden or species descriptions. The authors' approach will resolve the quandaries of those new to perennials as well as meet the needs of the sophisticated horticulturist.

    Everything is here:
  • a complete section on perennial care and cultivation
  • 16 theme gardens
  • more than 150 species descriptions
  • full-color photographs
  • species illustrations
  • a glossary of gardening terms

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Cold-Climate Gardeing
Cold-Climate
Gardening

Lewis Hill
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Early and late frosts, arctic winds, and inhospitable terrain are just a few of the obstacles facing those who garden in the icebox region of the United States and Canada. Lewis Hill has spent a lifetime in northern Vermont, and is undaunted by the challenges of weather and climate. His system for how to garden more and better in the time that you do have is covered in this extensive 308-page guide.

Cold-Climate Gardening has much information that will prove invaluable to northern gardeners: how to grow food, how to landscape, techniques to employ that will protect vulnerable planting, how to warm up the soil earlier, and which species are appropriate to your area. Not just for those who live in the snow belt, this book will also be useful to those who garden in microclimates (such as deep valleys or hillsides) or for those who want to extend their gardening season in any climate. Horticulture has deemed it "an immensely useful book,...written with style, wit and clarity...." You will garner advice, tips, guidance, and encouragement necessary to have a successful gardening season in spite of Mother Nature's ravages.

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Pruning Simplified
Pruning
Simplified

Lewis Hill
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Most gardeners know that pruning--whether of raspberry bushes, house plants, roses, or apple trees--is one of the best things they can do for their plants. Done right, it can strengthen and rejuvenate a plant, encourage production of fruit, even increase the value of a home. A little knowledge of pruning, however, can be a dangerous thing, ending all too often in deformity or destruction of a beloved plant.
    The book features:
  • More than 100 clear, easy-to-follow illustrations
  • An overview of pruning methods
  • A chapter for each tree category--ornamental, fruit, shade, evergreen, and nut
  • A guide to pruning tools and equipment, including safety tips

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Secrets of Plant Propagation
Secrets of
Plant
Propagation

Lewis Hill
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Plant Propagation? That's starting your own flowers and vegetables, inside and out. It's raising shrubs and trees for your property, creating your own orchard--even growing many houseplants from one.

Here are just a few of the results you can expect from appling the methods taught in his imformative book:

  • Raise the best tomato plants
  • Grow your own Christmas trees
  • Offer the finest of gifts--houseplants
  • Avoid buying expensive shrubs; start your own
  • Plant those hard-to -find flowers, perennials and annuals, at little or no cost

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