Synopses & Reviews
Garden for Every Season
Does your heart skip a beat at the thought of planting new flower beds? Does the smell of freshly tilled ground make you weak in the knees? Does the thought of cooking with your own herbs and vegetables excite you?
Passion for gardening touches each of us in a different way, and in The Ultimate Gardener you'll meet others who share your zeal. Laugh at anecdotes of gardeners who try to cut corners and end up making extra work for themselves, and pets who fail to realize that gardens are off-limits. Share the joy every gardener feels when those first tiny sprouts pop out each spring, or your prize tomatoes make it through a midsummer storm. Whether your garden is a tiny rooftop terrace or acreage as far as the eye can see, every gardener will recognize the infatuation with growing things that winds through each and every story.
And no matter how successful you might be with your own garden, you're certain to glean a few new ideas from the passionate gardeners who generously share what they know about designing a small-space garden, soil preparation, and starting plants from seeds, growing amazing herbs and low-maintenance roses, and many other subjects near and dear to a gardener's heart.
You'll be inspired, too, by the stunning photos throughout. The Ultimate Gardener will delight you and motivate you to create the garden of your dreams.
The Gardener's Guide to a Green Thumb
For those who consider gardening a life-long passion as well as for those who simply putter around in the soil, The Ultimate Gardenwill entertain with humorous and thought-provoking stories about gardening and provide must-know tips for growing and maintaining a fruitful, beautiful plot. Stunning photographs interspersed throughout will inspire purpose and creativity. Readers will enjoy stories about urban gardeners who have turned rooftops into modern-day Gardens of Eden, neighbors who take pride in the accomplishment of transforming a plot of cement into a community garden, and introducing children to the wonders of gardening. Must-know tips include how to cope with pests and pesticide, how to grow a 'green' garden, how to cultivate healthy plants, and much more. The Ultimate Garden is the perfect gift book for anyone who enjoys creating or admiring a lovely landscape.
Inspirational and practicaladvice, entertaining stories, and compelling photos about the joys of being a gardener and gardening.
"The Ultimate Gardener" entertains with humorous and thought-provoking stories about gardening and provides must-know tips for growing and maintaining a fruitful, beautiful plot. Full-color photos throughout.
About the Author
Charlie Nardozzi, is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television host. For more than 20 years he's been acclaimed as a dynamic and accessible communicator with a passion for horticulture. Charlie has brought expert gardening information to home gardeners on many levels through radio, television, websites, and the printed page. He is currently the senior horticulturist at the National Gardening Association.