Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life

Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life

by Carol J. Michel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998697901
Publisher: Gardenangelist Books
Publication date: 02/23/2017
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 674,192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Carol Michel is a lifelong gardener and resident of Indiana with a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture Production from Purdue University. She spent over three decades making a living working in healthcare IT while making a life for herself in her garden. Now she calls herself a "gardenangelist" and spends most of her time in her garden, sharing all things gardening with anyone who will listen. She is an avid collector of old gardening books and claims to have the largest hoe collection in the world. She regularly writes about her old books, hoes, and many other gardening related topics for Indiana Gardening and her award-winning garden blog, www.maydreamsgardens.com.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Yes, I Am an Eccentric Gardener

CHAPTER 2 What’s in a Name?

CHAPTER 3 A Garden Is a Story Told by Plants

CHAPTER 4 All Gardeners Are Delusional

CHAPTER 5 Garden Caretakers, Garden Heroes


CHAPTER 7 My Phases of Houseplant Care

CHAPTER 8 A Letter to My Favorite T-Shirt

CHAPTER 9 Speed Weeding in the Garden

CHAPTER 10 Plant Manners, or a Lack Thereof

CHAPTER 11 If Plants Had Boots Instead of Roots

CHAPTER 12 Ideas Grow in the Winter Garden

CHAPTER 13 Goodbye, Stella

CHAPTER 14 Dearest Summer

CHAPTER 15 Dear Drought

CHAPTER 16 Compost by the Sea

CHAPTER 17 There’s Magic in a Clover Lawn

CHAPTER 18 Beauty and the Vegetable Feast

CHAPTER 19 A Gardener’s Guide to Temporary Botanical Names

CHAPTER 20 Common Maladies


CHAPTER 22 Motivation

CHAPTER 23 Shopping in a Garden Center

CHAPTER 24 Buying Shrubs

CHAPTER 25 Rare in Cultivation

CHAPTER 26 How Wide to Make Your Garden Paths

CHAPTER 27 The Gardening Equation

CHAPTER 28 Time Management

CHAPTER 29 Time in a Garden

CHAPTER 30 Distance in a Garden

CHAPTER 31 Quantity in a Garden

CHAPTER 32 Screaming and Cussing

CHAPTER 33 A Gardener’s Springtime Pledge

CHAPTER 34 Some People Don’t Like to Garden

CHAPTER 35 A Letter to New Vegetable Gardeners

CHAPTER 36 Garden It Forward

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