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New Book for Gardeners and Landscapers

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Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why does a planting look great at one location while the same plant looks skimpy and unattractive nearby? The characteristics of a site impact whether a plant will thrive. Site Assessment for Better Gardens and Landscapes, PALS-1, describes how to evaluate characteristics that are important to plants.

The 81-page spiral-bound book includes 30+ hands-on activities, 50+ color photos, a glossary, an index and references and web sites for further information. It is intended for novice gardeners, experienced gardeners and landscape professionals. Site assessment saves time and money, helps avoid future problems and results in an easy-to-care-for, sustainable garden or landscape.

The book was written by Charles P, Mazza, former statewide leader of New York’s Master Gardener Program. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) is a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Cornell’s Garden-Based Learning program has a wealth of information for gardeners. Visit http://gardening.cornell.edu/.

You can purchase Site Assessment for Better Gardens and Landscapes with a credit card on our secure Web site, http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/. The cost is $19.90 plus $4.25 for shipping and handling. New York residents add sales tax or provide a tax-exempt certificate. Quantity discounts are available. For more information or other payment options, call PALS (formerly NRAES) at 607-255-7654, email PALSPublishing@cornell.edu, or visit our Web site. Please do not include your credit card information in an email.

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