The Gardener's Almanac

Overview

Some gardening books are annuals and some are hardy perennials. Here is a one-of-a-kind book of the latter sort, an entertaining mix of facts, advice, reminiscence, and humor for gardeners to dip into year after year - especially in winter, when they can't dig into the ground. With tips, facts, and forecasts - from how to talk green to a guide to astrological gardening - this is a browser's delight and a keepsake for every gardener. An original Mariner paperback

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Overview

Some gardening books are annuals and some are hardy perennials. Here is a one-of-a-kind book of the latter sort, an entertaining mix of facts, advice, reminiscence, and humor for gardeners to dip into year after year - especially in winter, when they can't dig into the ground. With tips, facts, and forecasts - from how to talk green to a guide to astrological gardening - this is a browser's delight and a keepsake for every gardener. An original Mariner paperback

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395827550
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/31/1997
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 186
  • Sales rank: 1,443,760
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter C. Jones is the author of The Changing Face of America. He lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

My First Garden 12
The Garden Designers' Hall of Fame 15
Christopher Comes Calling 21
On Collecting 25
The Onion Braider 27
Passalong Legacy 30
The Weather in This Book 34
Predicting Weather 35
Stormy Weather 38
Zeroing In on Your Microclimates 51
Weather 55
Garden Agenda 58
The Astrological Gardener 62
The Environmental Politics of the Christmas Tree 66
The Perfect Present 68
May the New Year Be Happy and Full of Worms 71
Grandmother's Garden 76
The Principles of Xeriscape Gardening 78
Museum-Quality Tomatoes 81
Carnivorous Plants 83
The "Perennial" Annual Border 85
Digging It Together 88
Beloved Bulbs 91
Powerhouse Perennials 93
A History of the Healing Garden 97
Rating America's Best Botanic Gardens 101
Know Your Roses 108
The Truth About Roses 109
In Search of the Perfect Rose 112
The Discreet Charm of the Bagatelle 116
A Few More Words About Worms 120
Compost 122
Gardening Tools 125
On Gates and Paths 127
A Loyal Friend, a Link to Paradise 130
The Complete Butterfly Garden 133
Bees Do It 138
The Trouble with Deer 140
America's Least Wanted: The Dirty Dozen 143
Harvest Lore 150
Mintomania 151
Discovering the Scarlet Runner 153
Everlasting Flowers 157
Too Many Green Tomatoes 161
Variations on Pesto 164
Making It Through the Winter 167
Gifts from the Garden 169
Gardening Through the Ages 176
The Latin Decoder 181
The Botany Lesson 183
How to Talk Green 186
Tommorrow's Garden 190
The Organic Garden: Nature's Symphony 192
The EPA's Do's and Don'ts of Lawn Care 196
Just Water 199
The Facts About Water 201
The Invasion of the Asphalt Snatchers 204
Recycling 207
Migratory Songbirds: The Ties That Bind Us 209
A Web of Gardens 212
Weather on the Web 214
About the Authors 217
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