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Plants Are Terrible People Paperback – July 30, 2019

4.4 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

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"Ruggenberg's prose is conversational, his characters quirky, and his comedic timing spot on. The narrative is full of sidesplitting funny (and absurd) stories, and Ruggenberg's raw enthusiasm combined with his experience as a professional horticulturist make these thoroughly convincing. Thumbing through these pages, the reader also comes across the best ideas on how to grow a perfect garden; a garden not only needs time, skill, and toil to grow to perfection but also passion and imagination. The horticulturally savvy would gobble up this riotous journey of sidesplitting mischiefs and strangest gardening misfortunes in a jiffy. A brisk, page-turning entertainment for plant lovers!" -The Prairies Book Review
PLANTS ARE TERRIBLE PEOPLE is a book that can be enjoyed by the neophyte gardener, a casual hobbyist, a devotee and even someone with little if any interest in rooting around in the dirt on their knees (aka this reviewer). It reads like the kind of far-flung ruminations a wacky mind might ponder during the mundane processes of working on a garden. Ruggenberg liberates gardening from its formalist stature as a serious pursuit with his humorous bent (and bent humor).-IndieReader

Product details

  • Item Weight : 8.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 198 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1095576259
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1095576250
  • Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : Independently published (July 30, 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 27 ratings