Good Weed Bad Weed: Who's Who, What to Do, and Why Some Deserve a Second Chance (All You Need to Know About the Weeds in Your Yard)

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Good Weed Bad Weed is a friendly, authoritative, easy-to-use guide to the uninvited plants in our yard: who they are, how to control them safely - and why it's a good idea to love some of them just the way they are (including a chart for how best to let our labor-intensive lawns “go native”). Weed expert Nancy Gift considers 50 of the most interesting and noteworthy weeds in our lives, with generous helpings of full-color photos, humor and some tasty weed recipes. Presented in the same format as our popular field...

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Overview

Good Weed Bad Weed is a friendly, authoritative, easy-to-use guide to the uninvited plants in our yard: who they are, how to control them safely - and why it's a good idea to love some of them just the way they are (including a chart for how best to let our labor-intensive lawns “go native”). Weed expert Nancy Gift considers 50 of the most interesting and noteworthy weeds in our lives, with generous helpings of full-color photos, humor and some tasty weed recipes. Presented in the same format as our popular field guide to garden insects, Good Bug Bad Bug, with heavy matte-laminated pages and concealed-wire binding for handy use outside. An attractive gift book for adults and curious kids alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981961569
  • Publisher: St. Lynn's Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 271,597
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Gift is an assistant professor of environmental studies and acting director of The Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Previously, she wrote a book of garden essays, A Weed by Any Other Name: The Virtues of a Messy Lawn, or Learning to Love the Plants We Don't Plant (Beacon Press, May 2009).

Praise for A Weed by Any Other Name:

NY Times Book Review, Dominique Browning: “I can thank Gift, a highly trained weed scientist, for the day I gave up on my lawn and planted clover."

The Ethicurean, Holly Hickman: "Gift knows her stuff.”

The Midwest Book Review: “...a read that anybody who wants a new philosophy of lawn care will love.”

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