Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners

Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners

by Nancy Ross Hugo
     
 

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In Earth Works, award-winning columnist Nancy R. Hugo presents a month-by-month, season-by-season exploration of the pleasures and pains of gardening in the mid-Atlantic. Readers familiar with her columns in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginia Wildlife will welcome this collection of her most popular essays, written in the characteristic conversational style that

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In Earth Works, award-winning columnist Nancy R. Hugo presents a month-by-month, season-by-season exploration of the pleasures and pains of gardening in the mid-Atlantic. Readers familiar with her columns in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginia Wildlife will welcome this collection of her most popular essays, written in the characteristic conversational style that has made her a regional favorite.

Earth Works has a wealth of helpful hints and seasonal advice for both experienced and beginning gardeners, from how to attract butterflies and discourage Japanese beetles to when to prune; from how to move big trees to how to propagate a legacy rose. This book offers something for every backyard gardener and will be treasured year-round by enthusiasts looking for much-needed seasonal tips, as well as by snowbound readers longing for a reminder of the warmer days to come.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Hugo's essays on gardening in her part of Virginia (USDA zone 7), organized by the month, run the gamut from suggestions for fascinating garden books to read in the depths of a dark winter and attracting toads in May to sending roses clambering up trees and the art of creating a compost heap. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
A good blend of common sense and careful thought, colorfully written, with humor and without pretension. The essays are explicit enough to be of use to beginners, but so full of anecdote and ideas that experienced gardeners will enjoy them and learn from them too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813917542
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 5.77(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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A good blend of common sense and careful thought, colorfully written, with humor and without pretension. The essays are explicit enough to be of use to beginners, but so full of anecdote and ideas that experienced gardeners will enjoy them and learn from them too.

Meet the Author

Nancy R. Hugo is a freelance garden writer and weekly columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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