Synopses & Reviews
It's the question most commonly heard in every garden: what's wrong with my...? And with the bestselling What's Wrong With My Plant? and What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?, we've answered it for flower borders, perennial gardens, and vegetable beds. What's next? One of the most challenging parts of the garden--the delicious yet disease-prone fruit garden.
What's Wrong With My Fruit Garden? offers a path toward a healthy garden packed with fresh fruit. In addition to learning how to diagnose a plant problem through clear visual keys, you will also learn the most effective organic solutions for every problem. Detailed plant portraits include information on growth; seasonality; temperature, light, and soil requirements; and planting techniques. The 37 plants include everything from almonds to watermelons.
This book is a must-have guide for any food gardener looking to grow scrumptious and problem-free fruit!
This attractively designed guide for home gardeners profiles 35foods, from almonds to watermelon, treating each with two pages of description and information about growth habits and requirements,garden uses, pollination, pruning, and problem-solving. Supporting the fruit-specific coverage are problem-solving guides, thoroughcoverage of organic solutions to common problems, general cultivation information, and illustrated charts showing how torecognize temperature-, soil-, light-, and water-related problems. Small photos usefully illustrate all aspects.Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
David Deardorff, botanist and expert plant pathologist, loves to write and lecture about how to grow healthier plants. As a research biologist David has lived and gardened in many environments, from the desert southwest to the maritime northwest to the tropics. Currently, he and co-author Kathryn Wadsworth can be found presenting workshops around the U.S. on a wide variety of topics, from ecology to gardening. David earned his Ph.D. in botany from the University of Washington. He coordinated plant pathology research at the University of Hawaii and served as faculty advisor to the Master Gardener Program at Washington State University.
Kathryn Wadsworth, writer, photographer, and naturalist, enjoys sharing the wonders of the natural world with others. While leading eco-tours around the world she has studied plant life and explored natural history from Australia to Alaska. Currently, she and co-author David Deardorff can be found presenting workshops around the U.S. on a wide variety of topics, from gardening to ecology.