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 6 Frass


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 21 GADS


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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