Earthly Delights

Earthly Delights

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by Margot Rochester
     
 

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Written conversationally and embroidered with gentle wit, Earthly Delights is essential for the gardener who;s desperate to create the garden they've always dreamed about—-without the endless hassles and expense that undermines so many gardening efforts.See more details below

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Written conversationally and embroidered with gentle wit, Earthly Delights is essential for the gardener who;s desperate to create the garden they've always dreamed about—-without the endless hassles and expense that undermines so many gardening efforts.

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Foreword This Week
Informs gardeners about plant selection, garden design, propagating, seed starting, on-the-spot composting, pruning, and attracting birds and butterflies as well as reflecting upon ways gardening enriches the gardener's life.
National Gardening Association
Helps broaden our understanding of the rhythm of the gardening year.
The Coast
While this garden maven says she takes the lazy person's route to cultivating, readers quickly will understand there's no lack of passion here. Rochester's gardens have sprouted from one funny, feisty, and free-spirited seed.
The Day
Opinionated, irrverant, funny, thought provoking, and this decade's version of Henry Mitchell.
Trentonian
A pleasant read.
Carolina Gardener
A delightful, information-packed romp down the garden path.
Booklist - Alice Joyce
Gardeners on the lookout for a straight-talking mentor should profit from Rochester's journal and its refreshingly practical musings. No plant snobbery here but rather a self-described leisurely gardener who revels in finding shortcuts to digging and cultivating her plot of land. Rochester's attitude invites the reader to take a break, pour a cup of tea, and forge a fine and friendly relationship with a kindred spirit.
Chronicle-Independent - Sheila Riddick McKinney
Earthly Delights is a collection of her witty, wise and philosophical garden columns.
The State - Megan Sexton
Rochester's book advocates gardening with mininal effort for maximum show.
The Beaufort Gazette - Debbie Radford
It's also an easy read, almost like Rochester is taking you by the hand to walk you through her garden as she shares her thoughts and tips.
The Greenville News - Marian St. Clair
Perhaps it's time to put down the shovel and wipe the sweat out of your eyes. A little hammock time with Earthly Delights might teach you a trick or tow about gardening the easy way.
News Observer - Pam Beck
Her conversational, clever and hilarious book offers more than 75 no-nonsense tips for the lazy, older or practical gardener who seeks a manageable, organic, gorgeous landscape.
Plain Dealer
Rochester has a philosophy that gardening should be fun, and if it isn't, don't do it. She offers more than 75 strategies for avoiding backache and vexation.
Island Breeze - Geegee Rosell
Goes into great and witty depth about the many ways to make gardening less like drudgery and more satisfying.
Beaufort-Hyde News - Kevin Scott Cutler
Cheap and labor-saving...that combination just can't be beat.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Denise Cowie
A charmingly chatty how-to manual.
National Garden Clubs - Joanne S. Carpender
In a very common sense way of gardening along with a delightful sense of humor, Rochester shares her considerable gardening knowledge. Earthly Delights inspires us to enjoy gardening and spend our efforts and energy on other things than turning the compost heap or pulling multitudes of weeds.
The Salt Lake Tribune - Hilary Groutage
Margot Rochester blends solid how-to advice with delightful anecdotes.
Hilton Head Island Packet - Betsy Jukofsky
Experience gardeners who read Earthly Delights will find much that is familiar, but I don't think you can read more than a sentence or two without learning new garden facts.
Item - Betsy Humphries
This retired high school English teacher's gardening and writing expertise shines forth in all 216 pages of the book.
The Clarion-Ledger - Nel Neal
A really fun look at getting gardening done without doing yourself in.
Hortresources Newsletter - Donna Williamson
Earthly Delights avoids the compulsive perfectionism that drives many out of gardening into hobbies less subject to the influence of weather, insects, mold, chipmunks, and nutsedge. A great gift to your favorite gardener, who will read and smile through a whole year of gardening experiences.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Marianne Binetti
Enjoy of the change of seasons as you learn from this charming book about how to garden year-round the easy way. If you find yourself stressing out about how to manage your landscape, curl up with Earthly Delights and feel you weary self relax.
Fauquier Times-Democrat
This book is a 'curl up in the middle of winter and be led into the author's garden for a while.'
Sandlapper - Rose Wilkins
If you want to garden for pleasure with minimal effort for maximum results, this book is for you. Margot is a knowledgeable and experienced gardener plus an entertaining writer.
Foreword Reviews
Informs gardeners about plant selection, garden design, propagating, seed starting, on-the-spot composting, pruning, and attracting birds and butterflies as well as reflecting upon ways gardening enriches the gardener's life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589790780
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
04/25/2004
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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