Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
"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
"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
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.