100 Garden Tips and Timesavers (Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guide Series)

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With this latest in the distinguished Brooklyn Botanic Garden series, you can minimize maintenance and maximize enjoyment of your garden. An A to Z handbook to saving money, time, and resources offers clever shortcuts for all your indoor and outdoor gardening chores. Try these ideas: Set a small pot inside a larger one to propagate dozens of African violets at once. Use birds as your chief insecticide, with birdbaths along paths, seed sprinkled on plant leaves, and shade tree resting-nesting places. Create free ...
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Overview

With this latest in the distinguished Brooklyn Botanic Garden series, you can minimize maintenance and maximize enjoyment of your garden. An A to Z handbook to saving money, time, and resources offers clever shortcuts for all your indoor and outdoor gardening chores. Try these ideas: Set a small pot inside a larger one to propagate dozens of African violets at once. Use birds as your chief insecticide, with birdbaths along paths, seed sprinkled on plant leaves, and shade tree resting-nesting places. Create free composts, mulches, and fertilizers from your fall leaves, summer grass clippings, kitchen wastes, and spent plants, with a simple sheet method that eliminates expensive tumblers.

"A brilliant collection of gardening books"--The New York Times Book Review.

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Like other books in the publisher's respected "All-Region Guides" series, this is a slim volume packed with information and attractive photos. Chandoha, an experienced gardener and nature photographer, shares his shortcuts, ingenious ideas, and time-tested tips for making the most of the gardening season. The tips are grouped into nine chapters on gardening techniques, ways to improve the soil, pest controls, propagation, garden design, container gardening, gardening indoors, vegetable gardening, and trash-to-treasure. While some tips are well known to experienced gardeners, even they are sure to find a few gems like turning an old golf bag (trash) into a neat garden tool caddy (a treasure). Tips are thoroughly indexed and numbered for easy access but amount to only 100, compared with the 700 of similar quality and range found in Sharon Lovejoy's Trowel & Error. Nonetheless, gardeners are always looking for new tips, and this guide offers useful ones from a reputable source in a handy format. Recommended for public libraries.-Bonnie Poquette, Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens Lib., Milwaukee Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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