Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | August 11, 2015

    Felicia Day: IMG Felicia Day's Playlist for You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



    These songs go along with some of the chapters in my book You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Hope you enjoy! 1. "Sooner or Later" by... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Gardening- Reference

My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany

by

My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"[Stein] knows what has to be done, but she has also shown a new way to do it. Think of the author as a sort of jujitsu gardener; in her hands the very strengths of weeds are turned to her advantage."—<i>New York Times Book Review</i>

"In this manual cum philosophical treatise, Stein discloses an amazing amount of information, from anatomy to propagation, about more than 100 species of North American weeds."—<i>Washington Post Book World</i>

From the author of the native gardening classic <i>Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyard</i> comes <i>My Weeds</i>, a foray into the secret and fascinating lives of the world’s most hated plants.

 By asking of the common weed, "What kind of plant is this? How does it behave? What is it up to in my garden? Can I thwart its plans?" Stein shows how a thorough understanding of the enemy is the gardener’s best defense. Incredibly adaptive, weeds are also good teachers, and Stein shows us what they tell us about our gardens and the lives of all plants.

 She entertains with tales of famous—and notorious—weeds of the world, compares weeding tools and methods, and discusses the uses of weeds. Along the way, Stein also explains the intricate workings of photosynthesis, plant anatomy and reproduction, evolution, and the laws of succession by which nature tries to reclaim the land a gardener has disturbed.

 First published in 1988, <i>My Weeds</i> was among the first generation of books to advocate the use of native plants, and Stein’s discussions of backyard ecology, pesticides, and the threat of exotic species were as groundbreaking then as they are relevant today.  A biography of the plant world’s most maligned members and a fascinating primer of the most useful aspects of plant biology and ecology, <i>My Weeds</i> is essential reading even for the gardener who never leaves the armchair!

Sara Stein is the author of <i>Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards</i> and <i>Planting Noah’s Garden: Further Adventures in Backyard Ecology.</i>

Synopsis:

A biography of the plant world's most maligned members and a fascinating primer of the most useful aspects of plant biology and ecology, My Weeds is essential reading even for the gardener who never leaves the armchair!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813017396
Author:
Stein, Sarah B.
Author:
Stein, Sara Bonnett
Translator:
WALLACE, LOIS
Author:
Stein, Sara B.
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Location:
Gainesville
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Weeds
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Gardening -- United States.
Subject:
Weeds -- United States.
Subject:
GARDENING / Reference
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 drawings, weed list, index
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.81 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Annual gardening Used Trade Paper $0.50
  2. Blue Pastures Used Trade Paper $8.00
  3. Happy Traum Teaches Blues Guitar: A... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  4. Another Turn of the Crank (95 - Old... Used Trade Paper $8.00
  5. Peoples History of U S Abridged... Used Trade Paper $11.00
  6. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The... Used Trade Paper $6.50

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » Reference
Home and Garden » Gardening » Writing

My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.25 In Stock
Product details 240 pages University Press of Florida - English 9780813017396 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A biography of the plant world's most maligned members and a fascinating primer of the most useful aspects of plant biology and ecology, My Weeds is essential reading even for the gardener who never leaves the armchair!
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.