The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers: Based on the New York Times Column "Garden Q & A."
Authoritative, accessible, and engaging, here is a new reference from The New York Times, a comprehensive, nearly 700-page bible of all the garden news that's fit to print. Based on "Gardeners Q&A." the enormously popular syndicated column, 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers is like a passionate conversation between gardeners and gardening experts. Every week readers from around the country send in their most vexing problems--how to divide perennials, prune raspberry canes, grow basil that really tastes like basil, get rid of earwigs, find long-lost varieties of flowers, keep honeysuckle under control--and every week, the authorities at the Times write a column full of answers.
Carefully selected, updated, and expanded by Leslie Land, one of the column's two authors, here are 1,000 Q&As that add up to an informal encyclopedia of gardening knowledge. The book covers flowers, trees, shrubs, the lawn, vegetables, herbs, fruit, indoor plants, soil, pests, and troublemakers. It addresses problems and provides answers to difficulties in every North American zone. Hundreds of line drawings illustrate the book, providing botanical identification and demonstrating how-to gardening techniques. In addition, sidebars throughout supply supplemental information--"Dos and Don'ts of Deadheading," "Annuals that Beat the Heat," "To Prune or Not to Prune: The Clematis Question," "Air Layering," "Windowsill Bonsai"--plus quirky facts, trivia, lore, and myth. It's big, it's got heft, it's filled to the brim with information. And it's so lively, it reads like a novel--and belongs on every gardener's potting bench and bedside table.
Excellent Gardening Resource, high recommend
By Amalfi Coast Girl - June 21, 2006
I love to cook, and I decided to try my hand at gardening to see if I could grow some of our food. Needless to say, I had no idea what I was doing. I found this book at Smith and Hawken and it and helped me to obtain reasonable results the first year. My garden now grows a little more each year. I turn to this book regularly, when I am planning on expanding my garden or troubleshooting.
The book is subdivided as follows:
1. The Flower Garden
2. The Landscape Garden
3. The Kitchen Garden
4. The Potted Garden
5. Garden Keeping
The Flower Garden deals with annuals, perennials, roses and bulbs. Plants that bloom in the spring, summer, fall and then fade back in the winter.
The Landscape Garden will answer questions about the bigger picture it covers: ground cover, lawns, shrubs, trees and vines. The chapter also covers path materials and garden design.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Garddening in the NE
By A Customer - January 9, 2004
This is an easy to read, practical guide to everyday gardening questions, with lots of specifics, reference materials, and explanations. The index is massive, the research is thorough, and the subject matter will strike a chord with every true gardener. I highly recommend this book to help answer the mysteries that seem to crop up every year in a northeastern garden.
A title which lends to leisure browsing as much as reference
By Midwest Book Review - June 17, 2003
With its question/answer format and a blending of information gleaned from over a decade of New York Time's gardening column, The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions And Answers: Based On The Column "Gardeners Q. & A" gathers the questions of avid gardeners and the experiences and advice of gardening professionals under one cover. Add a chatty tone to their answers, which goes into more than just a few lines of detail, and an organization by type of plant, and you have a title which lends to leisure browsing as much as reference.
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