The Trouble with Plants: Tales of Trivia and Tribulation from an English Garden

The Trouble with Plants: Tales of Trivia and Tribulation from an English Garden

by Ian Shenton

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The Trouble with Plants: Tales of Trivia and Tribulation from an English Garden by Ian Shenton

The Trouble with Plants is unique. Out has gone the traditional recipe for a garden plant guide, plant directory or plant encyclopaedia of compiling a plant's cultural details into a dry and dusty list, decorating with a stock colour photograph, and repeating for 10,000 plants. Instead here's a book that pioneers a radical new recipe for each of maybe 200 popular plants from 100 or so genera. To a simple base of cultural details add the author's personal experience of growing them. Stir in a generous measure of trivia, either directly or peripherally connected to the name, folklore, history and usage of the genus. Spice with a dash of the author's own wry perspective, and serve in digestible portions. The result is destined to please the palate of most gardeners, and perhaps even some non-gardeners too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411685659
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 04/05/2006
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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