Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers

Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers

by Louise Riotte
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Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers by Louise Riotte

From deterring insect pests with hot peppers to encouraging strawberries by bordering them with chrysanthemums, Louise Riotte shows you how to use the natural qualities of common plants to increase your garden’s productivity. Roses Love Garlic profiles hundreds of plants, features sample garden designs, and includes recipes for using your harvest to make herbal cosmetics, medicinal mixtures, and plant-based dyes. You’ll enjoy learning about the fascinating ways plants work together as you tend to a thriving and bountiful garden. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612121871
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 648,272
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Beloved author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. During her life, she wrote twelve books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes. Her father taught her how to practice astrology, while her mother was an herbalist. Together they greatly influenced her life and her books, including Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping with a Sunflower, Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and Raising Animals by the Moon. Riotte was an artist as well as a writer, and her own drawings appear in all of her books. She took great pride in her garden near her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

The Wide World of Flowers

1. Flower Lore

2. The Queen of Flowers

3. Enjoying Trees and Shrubs

4. Vines

5. The Life of Plants

6. Which Plants Go Where?

7. Companion Planting with Flowers and Herbs

8. Gardening Tips and Techniques

9. Garden Creatures

10. Growing Wildflowers from Seed

11. Indoor Pleasures

12. Drying Flowers for Lasting Beauty

13. Dyeing with Nature's Colors

14. Cosmetics and Fragrances

15. Traditional Remedies from the World of Plants

16. More Projects from Plant Lovers

17. Plants and People

18. Plants of the North

19. Garden Plans

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Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
catbear More than 1 year ago
I liked Carrots Love Tomatoes so much that I bought this one, as well. It wasn't as much information as I was looking for but it was still a good basic resource.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and it's companion "Carrots Love Tomatos" was a big disappointment to me. I was hoping this book would have more in-depth information regarding companion planting but it's basically a book that lists in alphabetical order flowers, their characteristics, and sometimes what is a good companion in the garden (but not always). This book also talks about herbs in the same manner as flowers, has some garden plans, and other information regarding insect pests, uses for flowers, etc. If you want more useful information regarding companion planting I suggest "Great Garden Companions" by Sally Jean Cunningham. There's more detail and recommended layouts in a garden setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not one I would recommend for someone who is looking for "how-to" directions. Ms. Riotte provides some interesting ideas, but not enough to plan a flower garden.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago