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What's Wrong with My Plant? (and How Do I Fix It?): A Visual Guide to Easy Diagnosis and Organic Remedies

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ISBN13: 9780881929614
ISBN10: 0881929611
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Dealing with a sick plant is one of the most frustrating situations a gardener can face. More often than not, we have no idea what is causing the problem, or how to fix it. Fortunately, help is at hand. What's Wrong with My Plant? (and How Do I Fix It?) provides an easy system for visually diagnosing any problem, and matching it to the right cure.

This innovative and easy-to-use guide is split into three parts:

Part One presents easy-to-follow, illustrated flow charts — organized by where on the plant the symptoms appear — that allow readers to accurately diagnose the problem. The format is so simple it doesn't even require knowing the name of the plant; all you need to know is whether the problem is affecting its roots, stem, flowers, or leaves. It does not matter whether the plant is a houseplant, perennial, vegetable, tree, or shrub.

Part Two offers a 100% organic way to fix the problem. From improper growing conditions and environmental factors, to molds, pests, and diseases, every problem has a safe, natural solution.

Part Three shows photographs and drawings of stressed, damaged, and diseased plants that help with accurate comparison.

Whether your garden consists of herbs on a kitchen windowsill, a vegetable garden, an elaborate backyard border, or a container on a patio, What's Wrong with My Plant? is an indispensable resource. If you can see it, you can fix it. Curing a sick plant just doesn't get any easier.

Review:

"This attractive, comprehensive, authoritative, and easy-to-use guide, allowing gardeners to diagnose and organically treat a wide range of plant problems, is a worthy purchase." Library Journal

Review:

"This is one of the best books I've seen for guiding the gardener through the maze of maladies that can visit garden plants....This book is a valuable tool and long overdue." Washington Post

Review:

"David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth have produced one of the best and most easily used keys to diagnosing a wide range of plant problems....Makes a great gift for any gardener." Warwick (RI) Beacon

Book News Annotation:

As clear and direct as the title of the book itself, this terrific guide provides no-nonsense direction on how to plant plants so they're happy and insect- and disease-free. Following this first, basic line of defense, described in a chapter that details right plant for the right spot and the essentials of soil, pruning, and water, the majority of the volume is devoted to identifying and treating plant problems. Clear and practical in its presentation, the text uses a flow chart format that guides the reader through the symptoms to a specific problem and its solution. Includes a catalog of excellent photos of specific plant problems. This text, which advocates organic gardening techniques and resources, will be valuable for experienced gardeners and a lifesaver for beginning ones. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

David Deardorff, Ph.D., is a plant pathologist and botanist who uses public speaking, writing, and photography to explain the science and beauty of the natural world. Naturalist Kathryn Wadsworth shares her love for gardening and the outdoors through writing and photography. Together, they present classes and workshops with a focus on diagnosing and curing plant problems. They live and garden in Port Townsend, Washington.

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Endless Song, January 21, 2010 (view all comments by Endless Song)
I work at a nursery and now we have THE BOOK that will sit under the counter so when customers come in with their precious plant in need of diagnosis and first aid, I will know what to do. And hopefully sell them a book and the least toxic solution to their problem. This is a VERY powerful tool that is easy to use and does not promote a branded product for the solution. I gave this book to everyone who gardens on my christmas list last year and I am sure I will be buying more. It is easy to use and does not require a degree in Botany to understand.
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sheilabobbs, January 20, 2010 (view all comments by sheilabobbs)
I was amazed at how easy it was to track my plant. I found it very well laid out, easy to read, easy to follow and the photos and especially the drawings were amazing. I can't even imagine the work that went into it!
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Elinor, January 20, 2010 (view all comments by Elinor)
I'm not much of a gardener but this book could certainly help me become one! This is a beautiful book! I see it as the perfect guidebook for someone like me because I can use it to prevent problems not only to fix them once they have occurred. By reading the introductory bits on each part of a plant, by reading about proper "culture" for plants, etc. I now have a much better idea what is entailed. I'm excited about applying my new-found knowledge. Don't only buy this if you are already an experienced gardener (although I'm sure it would be a fabulous book for you to own), buy it if you are not sure about your gardening skills and want some help to build up your confidence that you will be able to raise healthy, happy plants. Buy it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780881929614
Author:
David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Author:
Deardorff, David
Author:
Wadsworth, Kathryn
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Garden pests -- Control.
Subject:
Plant diseases -- Diagnosis.
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
GARDENING / Reference
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
452
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.69 x 1 in 2.44 lb

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Product details 452 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881929614 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This attractive, comprehensive, authoritative, and easy-to-use guide, allowing gardeners to diagnose and organically treat a wide range of plant problems, is a worthy purchase."
"Review" by , "This is one of the best books I've seen for guiding the gardener through the maze of maladies that can visit garden plants....This book is a valuable tool and long overdue."
"Review" by , "David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth have produced one of the best and most easily used keys to diagnosing a wide range of plant problems....Makes a great gift for any gardener."
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