Lately I find my love of gardening is inversely proportional to the amount of money I have to spend on it. Thank goodness for Maureen Gilmer, whose latest book, The Small Budget Gardener, is full of money- (and resource- and energy- and sanity-) saving suggestions for the frugal gardener. Recommended By Tove H., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
With consumers seeking ways to do more with less money, this book is a must have for gardening on a budget. With helpful tips and advice, gardeners can create beautiful, healthy sustainable landscapes with recycled materials and limited resources. Author Mauren Gilmer includes a chapter on food gardening and preserving precious resources.
Landscape designer and hoticulturist, Maureen Gilmer has compiled years of gardening experience with advice on everything from amending the soil and fighting off pests and diseases in the garden, to sourcing and propogating plants, and creating landscapres and garden structures with free and recycled materials. Maureen addresses gardening while conserving water and minimizing energy dollars, creating an eco-friendly landscape. Also included is techniques for growing edibles and creative ideas for garden structures.
About the Author
Maureen Gilmer has risen to the top of gardening media in America through books, television, radio, newspapers and the Internet. She is the author of more than 15 gardening books and writes Yardsmart, a national color newspaper column in its fourth year syndicated weekly by Scripps Howard News Service. She is host and project designer for the television series, Weekend Gardening, on the DIY Network. Her articles and photography have appeared in national magazines and frequently appears on numerous television and cable programs