Perennials that behave like annuals, gone within a year or two. Lettuce that bolts right when youre in the mood for a salad.
Deer, hedgehogs, slugs, and bugs. And then, all the know-it-alls who tell you how easy it is.
Gardening may be Americas most popular leisure activity, but it is also the most frustrating, aggravating, and time-consuming-by no means the simple idyll-with-dirt sold by gardening gurus. As lifelong gardener Abby Adams points out in her tongue-in-cheek book, you cant trust the experts, nothing looks like it does in magazines and catalogs, trends change more often than hemlines, and Mother Nature always wins.
Literate, funny, studded with quotes and ironic observations, here is a series of honest takes on dozens of subjects that all gardeners will relate to.
Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (January 5, 1995) Language: English ISBN-10: 156305647X ISBN-13: 978-1563056475 Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces ()