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The Curious Gardener's Almanac: Centuries of Practical Garden Wisdom

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A delightful anthology of curiosities that honors the gardening life.

Celebrating the garden in all its splendid diversity and rich history, this collection of facts, ancient wisdom and customs, tips, and recipes features more than 1,000 entries-remarkable information about flowers, vegetables, fruits, trees, herbs, insects, birds, water, soil, tools, composts, climate, gardens and gardeners, myths, superstitions, and biodynamics.

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Overview

A delightful anthology of curiosities that honors the gardening life.

Celebrating the garden in all its splendid diversity and rich history, this collection of facts, ancient wisdom and customs, tips, and recipes features more than 1,000 entries-remarkable information about flowers, vegetables, fruits, trees, herbs, insects, birds, water, soil, tools, composts, climate, gardens and gardeners, myths, superstitions, and biodynamics.

Woven into this wealth of knowledge are famous quotations, anecdotes, traditional sayings, lines of verse, and words of rural wisdom. It's a wonderful gift for any gardener, whether they're tending a window box or a full-fledged farm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399533778
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/6/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 369,467
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.35 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Niall Edworthy is the author of over a dozen books published in England, covering subjects from biography to outdoor survival. Gardening is his most recent obsession.
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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Gardeners you must check this out!

    Book was recommended by my father who is a gardener himself. My husband was thrilled with this book. Very interesting and insightful. Hope you will enjoy too.

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  • Posted September 20, 2009

    A clever and fun book!

    I am deeply interested in gardening, plants, horticulture, and all the related topics. I picked up this book thinking it would be a good book to gather small bits of information... but really I've gained a lot of knowledge and inspiration to learn more with this book. The layout of the topics and content is reminiscent of the way our brains network information. For example, when talking about fennel.. the information is given about its history and cultural meaning, but then information is given about ways to grow it in the garden, and finally culinary and medicinal uses are mentioned. This book is really a great way to gather a diverse set of ideas about topics that have been discussed and reviewed by so many people. It a fresh and fun read that gets my mind engaged in thinking and learning.

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