What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?): A Visual Guide to Easy Diagnosis and Organic Remedies

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Timber Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Gardening - 452 pages
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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.
  

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY PLANT AND HOW DO I FIX IT?

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THIS IS A GREAT BOOKS. HAS GREAT PICTURES SO YOU KNOW WHICH PLANT IT IS ^ WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT AND HOW TO FIX IT IN VERY SIMPLE TERMS. ... Read full review

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This is a must-have reference book. User-friendly, time saving, way to figure out, yes, what's wrong with my plant, and how to fix it. Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
Easy Diagnosis The Flow Charts
9
Natural Solutions and Organic Remedies
207
A Photo Gallery of Common Problems
333
Appendix Whats Wrong With My Lawn?
417
Resources
423
Glossary
427
References
434
Index
435
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

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. He also co-founded Plants of the Southwest in Santa Fe, one of the first native plant nurseries in the country. He has served as Research Director at Island Biotropix, an orchid nursery and tissue culture laboratory which he co-owned with partner and co-author Kathryn Wadsworth.

You may also be interested in the author's own Web site, www.DDandKW.com.

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.

In graduate school Kathryn studied film-making and communications at the University of New Mexico, where she made documentary films on a wide variety of topics ranging from the California Gray Whale to the impact of mining on the Navajo Nation. She has owned and operated a film production company, an orchid nursery, and a tissue culture laboratory. With her partner and co-author David Deardorff, she has lived and gardened in many environments, from the desert southwest to the maritime northwest to the tropics.

You may also be interested in the author's own Web site, www.DDandKW.com.

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