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The Informed Gardener Blooms Again
     

The Informed Gardener Blooms Again

by Linda K. Chalker-Scott
 

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The Informed Gardener Blooms Again picks up where The Informed Gardener left off, using scientific literature to debunk a new set of common gardening myths. Once again, Linda Chalker-Scott investigates the science behind each myth, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices

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The Informed Gardener Blooms Again picks up where The Informed Gardener left off, using scientific literature to debunk a new set of common gardening myths. Once again, Linda Chalker-Scott investigates the science behind each myth, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices. The Informed Gardener Blooms Again provides answers to questions such as:

Does using drought-tolerant plants reduce water consumption?

Is it more effective to spray fertilizers on the leaves of trees and shrubs than to apply it to the soil?

Will cedar wood chips kill landscape plants?

Should I use ladybugs in my garden as a form of pest control?

Does aerobically brewed compost tea suppress disease?

Every year Chalker-Scott receives hundreds of e-mails from around the world on these and related topics. Her advice, based on more than twenty years of experience in the field of plant physiology, has helped home gardeners, landscape architects, and nursery and landscape professionals to develop scientifically based sustainable landscaping practices.

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Editorial Reviews

Perspectives in Landscape Design - Rose Marques

. . . a great ally in arming busy landscape practitioners with new approaches to making informed decisions.

Olympian

Gardeners tend to separate gardens from nature, but Linda Chalker-Scott's The Informed Gardener Blooms Again plants nature back where it belongs.

Chicago Botanic Garden

Research scientist Linda Chalker-Scott is dedicated to bringing the latest scientific information to the gardening public.

Klamath Falls Herald and News

Readers will likely be fascinated with practices they didn't even know existed.

Shelf Awareness - Marilyn Dahl

Linda Chalker-Scott's new collection of myth debunking about gardening is a welcome follow-up to her first book, The Informed Gardener . . . . Written in an easy-to-understand manner, with scientific reasoning, both of Chalker-Scott's books are perfect for the novice gardener and the pro.

Gardenofpossibilities.com

From the moment you see and then hold Linda Chalker-Scott's new book, The Informed Gardener Blooms Again, you know you have something special. The cover is simply beautiful; reminiscent of a treasured book handed down from generation to generation. And the book itself feels quite substantial as you hold it in your hands. Together, those initial impressions combine to tell you that this book is different from all the others. The bottom line? The Informed Gardener Blooms Again will save you time, effort and money. What more could you want from a book?

BookPleasures.com

I urge the serious gardener to read The Informed Gardener Blooms Again, and its companion The Informed Gardener. At best, we will become better-informed gardeners. At least, we will save a few hundred dollars a season, otherwise spent on nutrients that our gardens do not need.

Suzy Bales

Buy this book and I guarantee you'll save money. Linda Chalker—Scott prunes the advertising hype behind many garden additives—Epsom salts, peat mulch, gypsum, water crystals, compost tea, and more. Her commonsense approach, heralding scientific rigor and challenging 'junk science' is a must read for every serious gardener.

Susan Harris

An essential tool in deciphering both eco—myths and advertising copy. It helped me to distinguish the greenwashing from the truly 'green.' And to be guided by actual research findings? What a concept! One that advertising copy writers and eco—advocates alike don't want us to follow.

Constance Casey

Linda Chalker—Scott is a scientist with a mission—-evidence—based gardening. Happily she is also the most interesting, entertaining, knowledgeable, and useful garden writer I've come across. Home gardeners will learn practices that are more effective, safer, and—-believe me, this is no small thing—-cheaper.

The Bloomsbury Review

A succinct and easy—to—navigate resource . . . Chalker—Scott's instructions are clear enough for even a first—time gardener to follow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295990019
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
872,942
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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