Coffee for Roses

Coffee for Roses

And 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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Word-of-mouth may be a great way to learn about some products, but word-of-mouth gardening tips can be a very bad idea. The age-old practice of passing along gardening tips and tricks is no guarantee you will get a good might even do the opposite. In her new book, garden expert C. L. Fornari looks at 71 common garden practices and uncovers the truth behind the lore. Do marigolds keep the bugs out of the veggie patch? Will rusty nails turn hydrangeas blue? With humor and affection, she goes back in time to sort out the good, the bad and the just plain silly...and tells us why. COFFEE FOR ROSES combines gardening history and expert advice into one useful, time- and money-saving package. The author's award-winning full color photography is throughout.
Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA : St. Lynn's Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780989268837
Branch Call Number: 635 For
Characteristics: 146 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm


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Feb 02, 2017

Amusing jaunt through some of the most-repeated hand-me-down knowledge shared among home gardeners. Each entry has the purposed myth, it's application and a short rebuttal (no citations, but book does include a reference section).
I still dump my used coffee grounds around my blueberries and roses though, because I like the look of them mixed in with fine mulch.

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