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Passalong Plants Paperback – November 30, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0807844182 ISBN-10: 0807844187 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (November 30, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807844187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807844182
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

What's a passalong plant? Something not always easily come by in garden stores, catalogues, and horticultural centers, and instead passed along by one aficionado to another, sometimes over the fence dividing lawns, beds, or yards. Declare the coauthors, "To a gardener all other gardeners are friends," and if true, this is fortunate, as Bender and Rushing, both Southerners, survey the field for passalongs in their region, and come up with stories to keep their information company: the butterfly bush, for instance, was discovered by a missionary and a reverend, and zinnias have also been known as "old maids." This compendium is designed with clarity in mind and illustrated with small but precise color photographs. Headings are cute to a fault, however, and seem to get worse as the pages turn: "Holy Satisfactory," for example, is followed by "Wherefore Art Thou Deutzia?" Also provided is advice on how to get all the passing-along begun. First serial to Countryside.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Two established authors and gardeners reintroduce plants that gardeners pass along to one another but that are hard to find in commercial outlets. While the focus is on the South, where the authors have firsthand knowledge, Northern gardeners will still find this book useful as many of the plants are hardy. Writing in a humorous, casual style, Bender and Rushing describe 117 "passalong" plants, including trees, shrubs, vines, annuals, and perennials, as well as plants that are fragrant, invasive, weird, or garish. They devote a page or two to each plant, giving history, propagation, their personal experience, and--briefly--size, hardiness, origin, light and soil needs, and mail-order sources. About every third plant has a photo, but many lesser-known plants are not illustrated. The humor ranges from heavy-handed to hilarious, as in the tongue-in-cheek chapter on kitsch as garden art. Useful in large gardening collections, especially in the South.
- Sharon Levin, Univ. of Vermont Lib., Burlington
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By MWM on December 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
I received this book for Christmas and it was my favorite gift. The moment I opened it I read it cover-to-cover--although that took quite some time. It is written by two very different, but very knowledgable authors, Steve Bender and Felder Rushing. The essays on the different plants are written by either Bender or Rushing. Rushing's essays are donw-to-earth and friendly while Bender's are downright funny at times (just read his hilarious description of why no one grows old purple phlox). Another good attribute this book possesses besides its talented authors is its frequent use of more familiar common names than hard-to-pronounce, ever-changing Latin ones. That fragrant, night-blooming vine that climbed up your grandmother's porch is not Ipomoea alba, but moonvine. And the powderpuff pink flowers that blossomed by your great aunt's white picket fence are no longer Cleome hasslerana, but spiderlegs. If you are a Southern gardener who loves those old-fashioned plants that are ripe with nostalgia, or any gardener at all for that matter, you simply have to buy this book. It combines the easy-to-understand, entertaining writing of two talented authors and those evocative plant names you grew up with.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I read this book last fall and this spring I was invited to share the many plants growing at an old mansion in my river town. What a pleasureable day in the camaraderie of friends. I don't know the names of many of the plants as the property owner picked them up (stashed in plastic bags) as she travelled the world. So now among my named and tagged plants I have The Cincinnati Lily, Alice's Rose, and Aunt Georgia's Pink Phlox among others. Passalong Plants is a fun read that will have you trading plants with everyone you meet.-Linda Fry Kenzle, author of Gathering
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By spen@palmnet.net on December 6, 1997
Format: Paperback
I LOVED this book-it is witty,funny and very informative. I never knew what type of gardener I was until I read this book.The two authors have very different styles and personalities but together they make the book mesh and come up with a great read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "hdavis3944" on January 31, 2002
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I can't say I know Steve Bender, but Felder Rushing is a very popular fellow in Jackson, MS. He seems to display his unique personality everywhere he goes. Well, he has come out with a few books now and his personality and unique love for plants is shown in great detail from a personal point of view. If you want to know how to properly propagate a specific plant in multiple ways this is not for you, but if you want a book for general information about some real good down home southern plants this is the book for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 2003
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This is an incredible book, it is very amusing to read and full of useful information. The writers passion for the subject is readily evident and its hard to put this book down. I was surprised at how many plants I recognized from my childhood, but as an adult, had not seen in the large commercial nurseries/super stores. Each listing contains the botanical name if you need to reference additional information, and there are sources to order plants and seeds. If you need a cut and dry reference purchase the American Horticultural Society's A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, use Passalong Plants to narrow your selection. Perfect book if you are looking for plants that are drought resistant and natural to an area.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zanthan dot com on August 27, 2001
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(J~(BPassalong Plants was one of the first gardening books I read and it is still one of my favorites. But then I live in a neighborhood that is obviously inspired by the same aesthetic and sense of humor--one of small southern cottages, few lawns, pink flamingoes, and bottle trees.
If you want to pretend you creating the next Sissinghurst, read Penelope Hobhouse. And if you need technical "how to" read any of Taylor's guides. But if you live in the hot and humid south and need to know about(J~(B(J~(B tough plants that are easy to propagate and require little maintenance AND you ain't afraid to laugh out loud...this might well become one of your favorite books, too.(J~(B
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Kusmierek on January 15, 2013
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I bought this book after having borrowed and read it just because it is a splendid keepsake. The two authors take turns relating informative stories about various plants and shrubs; and, more than that, they do so with wit and humor to create something very entertaining. I trust in their experiences and feel like they give me a real feel for their subjects. At a time when you can read the exact same cookie-cutter descriptions of plants in four places on the web, and you are not sure what any source really knows, you should appreciate somebody actually telling you they really enjoyed the fragrance of Four O'Clocks growing next to their porch with their family every evening in Georgia.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By VintageGarden on November 29, 2012
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This book is full of humor and not your ordinary garden book. Very informative too! Absolutely love it!! Highly recommend!
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