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Garden Anywhere: How to Grow Gorgeous Container Gardens, Herb Gardens, Kitchen Gardens and More -- without Spending a Fortune by Alys Fowler
Garden Anywhere: How to Grow Gorgeous Container Gardens, Herb Gardens, Kitchen Gardens and More -- without Spending a Fortune

Extreme Gardener, June 13, 2009

Garden Anywhere kept me happily fascinated through the entire, long flight home from Portland to Oklahoma City this week.

This is definitely not a book about how to create a Better Homes and Gardens, glossy, photo-ready design of expensive fences, furniture and saucy plant collections. The key words in the title are "without spending a fortune". It is written by a well educated horticulturist, a citizen of the United Kingdom, who doesn't mind being photographed with her fingernails full of dirt and hair in a frizztastic knot. My favorite photo is Ms. Fowler standing in a dumpster with her dirty Keds, cotton summer dress and snazzy sun glasses hunting for throw-away lumber to build a compost box or cold frame.

Healthy plants are the key to a great garden, and the author cheerfully disregards any expensive solution to providing everything a plant needs.

Her advise is wise, practical, easy to understand, completely do-able by gardeners planting on windowsills, on rooftops, in small back yards, or on whole acres, and moslty, her ideas are supremely CHEAP!
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