Synopses & Reviews
Authoritative, accessible, and engaging, here is a new reference from The New York Times
, a comprehensive, nearly 700-page bible of all the garden news that's fit to print. Based on "Gardeners Q&A." the enormously popular syndicated column, 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers
is like a passionate conversation between gardeners and gardening experts. Every week readers from around the country send in their most vexing problems--how to divide perennials, prune raspberry canes, grow basil that really tastes like basil, get rid of earwigs, find long-lost varieties of flowers, keep honeysuckle under control--and every week, the authorities at the Times
write a column full of answers.
Carefully selected, updated, and expanded by Leslie Land, one of the column's two authors, here are 1,000 Q&As that add up to an informal encyclopedia of gardening knowledge. The book covers flowers, trees, shrubs, the lawn, vegetables, herbs, fruit, indoor plants, soil, pests, and troublemakers. It addresses problems and provides answers to difficulties in every North American zone. Hundreds of line drawings illustrate the book, providing botanical identification and demonstrating how-to gardening techniques. In addition, sidebars throughout supply supplemental information--"Dos and Don'ts of Deadheading," "Annuals that Beat the Heat," "To Prune or Not to Prune: The Clematis Question," "Air Layering," "Windowsill Bonsai"--plus quirky facts, trivia, lore, and myth. It's big, it's got heft, it's filled to the brim with information. And it's so lively, it reads like a novel--and belongs on every gardener's potting bench and bedside table.
Based on an enormously popular syndicated column in "The New York Times, " this book is a lively and authoritative encyclopedia of gardening knowledge. From pruning to deadheading, from windowsill bonsai to air layering, the authors cover every gardening topic imaginable--and provide quirky facts, trivia, lore, and myth.
About the Author
Dora Galitzki, a former author of "Gardener's Q&A," is the author of The Gardener's Essential Companion.Leslie Land, author of "Gardeners' Q. and A.," began writing for the Times's garden department in 1997. A former senior editor at Yankee Magazine, her articles also appear in The New York Times, Food and Wine, HG, Metropolitan Home,and Country Journal. She is the co-author of The 3,000 Mile Garden.Linda Yang is known for her garden columns in the New York Times, which were widely syndicated from 1979-1995. Both her articles and her photographs have been published in numerous home and garden magazines, and she is the author of three books other than The City Gardener's Handbook. Her friendly, wise, and authoritative writing comes from a genuine love of gardening and from firsthand experiences that include "quite a bit of trial and more than one error." At present she tills one-fortieth of an acre of Manhattan, the area around the townhouse she shares with her husband.