Weeds in My Garden: Observations on Some Misunderstood Plants

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Timber Press, 2003 - Gardening - 247 pages
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What is a weed? Definitions abound, some more clever than true. For the author, weeds are plants that grow uninvited in places disturbed by people or their animals. But although weeds may invade our fields and gardens, most are not aggressive away from disturbed areas. Some have notable virtues, whether medicinal, culinary, or even ornamental. Not intended to be a manual of weed identification --- although the descriptions, drawings, and photographs will help readers name many of their newfound friends --- or weed eradication, this book is for anyone interested in weeds as plants. A veritable natural history of weeds, it will encourage readers to look anew at these previously unwelcome guests.

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User Review  - Joanna - Goodreads

I wanted to love this book, I really did. Many "weeds" can be naturalized and perform quite admirably in the more difficult terrain that surrounds my pond and I was hoping this book would help me find ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

-->Charles B. Heiser, Jr., --> received the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and was Professor of Botany in Indiana University. He is the author of several books on botanical subjects, among them The Sunflower, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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