Passionate Gardening: Good Advice for Challenging Climates
For over a decade, Lauren Springer and Rob Proctor have been good friends and garden writing colleagues. In Passionate Gardening, readers will be entertained, informed, and inspired by the pair's practical wisdom, wit, and tales of perseverance. Gardeners who live in challenging climates where extremes of temperatures, wind, and more are the norm. Garden success depends on on the most appropriate plant selections, the best gardening techniques, and maximizing the seasons. Every subject the authors tackle—from early snows to slugs, from bulbs to botanical Latin—urges readers to make the most of the gardens they tend.
Passionate Gardener takes the gardener through the season in a most comprehensive, yet pleasurable and accessible way, as the authors celebrate a diversity of plants for every site and every season. The champion sound, ecologically friendly gardening techniques, from soil and water issues to pest management. They also offer up stories of their horticultural adventures as their personal gardens have evolved, making this lively, information-packed reading with a personal, real touch.
Hailed by critics and fellow garden writers as among the top American garden writers of today, Lauren and Rob have translated their shared passion for gardening into gardens that thrive beautifully and into a new book that will raise the spirits, expectations, and results of all those who read it. With its mixture of sparkling essays and lush photographs, Passionate Gardening is an indispensable guide for both budding and seasoned gardeners.
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Very funny book, very imformative on gardening in difficult areas.
The Killing Fields
THROUGH THE SEASONS
Feed and Fluff
Learning to Love Latin
Panty Hose and Tomatoes
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