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The Anxious Gardener's Book of Answers Paperback – April 3, 2012
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“Less experienced gardeners will most appreciate this book of answers, but everybody makes mistakes.” —Publishers Weekly
“Combining common sense with practical experience, Chace’s answers will have gardeners questioning how they can ever go wrong again.” —Booklist
“The best book I have seen this year for the beginning gardener.” —Portland Press Herald
“A good book for beginning gardeners because much of the material covered is basic, but even experienced gardeners could learn a few tricks.” —Country Gardens
“If you are planting your first garden or perhaps have just had your first garden disaster, this is the book to find out where things went wrong.” —Book Visions
“Chace offers the right way to do the job, tells readers how to fix their mistakes, and sometimes counsels them to accept defeat.” —Akron Beacon Journal
“A sensible approach that won’t intimidate.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
“Good choice for beginning and/or gardeners with short attention spans. . . . It’s easy to read and covers lots of ground quickly.” —Harrisburg Patriot-News
“It is the best book I have seen this year for the beginning gardener.” —Portland Press Herald
“You’ll find sympathy and practical fixes here.” —NJ.com
About the Author
Teri Dunn Chace is a writer and editor with more than thirty-five book in publication. She has also written and edited extensively for Horticulture, North American Gardener, Backyard Living, and Birds and Blooms. Raised in California and educated at Bard College in New York, Chace has gardened in a variety of climate zones and soil types.
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Chapters include material on; bulbs, chemicals, composting, containers, design, fertilizing, fruit trees, garden conditions, health and safety, herbs, lawns, maintenance and clean up, perennials, pests, pruning, roses, shrubs, soil, tools, trees, vegetables, vines, watering, and weeds.
Each chapter gives general facts, the right and wrong way and if you goofed, can it be fixed.
There are no colour illustrations or plant identification, but that is not really what the book is for. There is good overall gardening knowledge in here, including the pitfall of using string trimmers.
The book is definitely not all inclusive. You cannot find out for many varieties- why they might not be flowering. There is not too much specific information on individual varieties. But if what you are looking for is some good all-purpose garden information this will help you and is a good beginning book to help start one on their garden path.
The Anxious Gardener's Book of Answers is written question and answer style with topics covering most of the important aspects of good garden care. The book covers proper planting times and depths, soil, weed control, fertilizer, pests, different plant types, and much more.
Most topics contain information on what can go wrong, the right way to do it, and if it can be fixed if a mistake is made. This book is more for beginners because there is just basic information on each subject, but it is certainly enough to get started and a great quick reference guide if you are not sure about something that has gone wrong.