Down & Dirty: 43 Fun & Funky First-time Projects & Activities to Get You Gardening

Down & Dirty: 43 Fun & Funky First-time Projects & Activities to Get You Gardening

by Ellen Zachos, Adam Mastoon
     
 

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Get outside and start digging! Designed for the novice gardener, Down & Dirty! provides clear instructions, simple strategies, helpful advice, and lots of encouragement for those looking to brighten a small yard, porch, or home. Build up your gardening skills through 43 fun projects that cover everything from managing flower baskets and attracting birds to

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Get outside and start digging! Designed for the novice gardener, Down & Dirty! provides clear instructions, simple strategies, helpful advice, and lots of encouragement for those looking to brighten a small yard, porch, or home. Build up your gardening skills through 43 fun projects that cover everything from managing flower baskets and attracting birds to preparing delicious treats with homegrown strawberries. Perfect for the first-time homeowner or apartment dweller, this guide will inspire you get your hands dirty. 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Zachos offers more than 40 fun and funky projects for kids, novice gardeners and the young at heart.”

The Detroit News

“Ellen Zachos’ new book for beginning gardeners showcases this expert at her irreverent best…She’s both garden guru and cheerleader for novices, but her projects work for more experienced gardeners as well… Fun for all!”

Container Gardens, 2007

“A gentle introduction to gardening and related pleasures…Down & Dirty takes a fun approach, and offers ideas and instructions suitable for all ages and interest levels.”

Michigan Gardener

“This is a fun, easy-to-read book…. It’s a very practical approach to all kinds of backyard or terrace projects, including outdoor firepits, window-box herb gardens, raised beds, dividing perennials, forcing bulbs, growing blueberries and strawberries and drawing hummingbirds and other wildlife to your garden.”

The Journal News (Westchester County, N.Y.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580176415
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/03/2007
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Ellen Zachos is a professional gardener and proprietor of Acme Plant Stuff, a garden and houseplant maintenance company. She is also the author of several books, including Backyard Foraging, Tempting Tropicals, Orchid Growing for Wimps, and Down & Dirty. She lives in New York City and Shohola, Pennsylvania.


 

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