Decoding Gardening Advice

Decoding Gardening Advice

The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations

Book - 2011
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Covering more than 100 universal gardening "dos and don'ts," Decoding Gardening Advice is the first book to provide gardeners with the real answers. Jeff Gillman, the bestselling author of The Truth About Garden Remedies, and Meleah Maynard back up every good recommendation with sound horticultural and botanical science. Decoding Gardening Advice is the first and only hard-hitting, evidence-based book that every gardener needs for definitive advice on everything from bulbs, annuals, and perennials to edibles, trees, and soil care.

Baker & Taylor
Provides information and expertise on a variety of basic gardening questions, covering such topics as soil, water, pests, mulch, flowers, trees, vegetables, and lawn care.

Book News
Gillman (horticultural science, U. of Minnesota) and Maynard, a master gardener, assess gardening recommendations related to soil, water, pests, diseases, weed control, mulch, annuals, perennials, bulbs, trees and shrubs, vegetables and fruit, and lawn care. They outline their thoughts, based on facts, about the usefulness and worthiness of some of the most common advice, explaining the reasoning and research behind it. Chapters are divided by the quality of advice--good, debatable, and wrong advice--and explain what happens, how to implement tips, and better solutions when applicable. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781604692204
Branch Call Number: 635 Gillman 2011
Characteristics: 224 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Maynard, Meleah


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