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Coffee for Roses: ...and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening [Hardcover]

C.L. Fornari
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"I LOVED this book... great writing style... wonderful information." (Niki Jabbour, gardening author & blogger)

"You will learn why adding sugar to the soil won’t make vegetables sweeter, misting houseplants in the winter is mostly a waste of time, and amending the soil in a hole when you plant perennials or shrubs might not be such a good idea. This colorful and very enjoyable book is available everywhere. Buy a copy for yourself and one for a friend. You’ll both get a laugh out of it – and learn a thing or two about good gardening in the bargain." (Ann McCormick HERB 'N COWGIRL)

"This book is just simply beautiful. C.L's photography leaps from the pages. It invites you in, as she shares and reveals the truths about many gardening myths. In fact over 70 myths are featured. Their history is told and then systematically, C.L. enlightens us. I must say that even I believed many of these old wives tales that I had heard over the years. For it's small portable size, this book is bursting with plenty of useful information and C.L's wittiness (love that!). It would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves the outdoors. Plus it's the perfect conversation starter." (Melissa Caughey Tilly's Nest)

"This is a fabulous book, full of great information and now-dead myths that many of us have held dear for decades." (Jim Long Jim Long's Garden)

"The new book’s subtitle, “and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening,” says it all: it is an argument-settler. It is beautifully illustrated, mostly with C. L.’s own photography, and affably serves up information on how you should be gardening. Fornari succinctly lays many rumored garden quick-fixes and practices to rest in the 70 numbered, easy-to-digest sections. They reflect not only some of the latest, science-based findings but also some of the older, sturdy 19th century practices that have recently been proven correct." (Abigail Higgins MV Times)

Book Description

Word-of-mouth may be a great way to learn about some products, but word-of-mouth gardening tips can be a very bad idea. The age-old practice of passing along gardening tips and tricks is no guarantee you will get a good result...it might even do the opposite.  In her new book, garden expert C. L. Fornari looks at 70 common garden practices and uncovers the truth behind the lore.  Do marigolds keep the bugs out of the veggie patch? Will rusty nails turn hydrangeas blue? With humor and affection, she goes back in time to sort out the good, the bad and the just plain silly...and tells us why. COFFEE FOR ROSES? combines gardening history and expert advice into one useful, time- and money-saving package. The author’s award-winning full color photography is throughout.



 

About the Author

C. L. Fornari is a writer, professional speaker, radio host, and self-described “out-of-control plant person.” Author of five gardening books, in 2013 she won silver awards from The Garden Writers Association in the categories of Broadcast Media, Radio; Electronic Media, Blog; Electronic Media, Website. A sought-after lecturer, she is a twelve-year host of “GardenLine,” a weekly radio show on WXTK, now streamed worldwide online, and has been a frequent contributor to NPR’s “The Cultivated Gardener.”  The author manages a blog, Whole Life Gardening, and website, gardenlady.com.
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