Beds I have known: confessions of a passionate amateur gardener

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Simon & Schuster, 1991 - Gardening - 144 pages
Humorously depicts the triumphs and tribulations of an avid gardener, from planting her first seed to competing in her first flower show

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Short humorous essays about gardening. I've read this several times and always end up laughing out loud at some point. Great read for February evenings. Read full review

Contents

Thats Not My Perfume Its BenGay
1
In the Court of John the Dahlia King
5
I Found It in My Other Genes
14
Dirty Secrets of a Mildmannered Professor
25
Terror in the Toolshed
34
Gardening Oneupmanship Explained
43
The Most Perplexing Questions That Have Baffled Gardeners Through the Ages
51
When Iris Eyes Are Smiling
52
Carina Lily Kill Ya
61
Mrs Goodwin Who Plants Marigolds in Traffic Islands
69
Confessions of a Catalogue Queen
78
XIIDont Bug Me
90
If You Bring One More Bouquet to Work Youre Fired
99
Plant an Azalea Garden and Live to be 100
128
The End of the Season
135
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About the author (1991)

MICHAEL B. SMITH, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. His research interests focus on developing asymmetric reactions based on manipulating chiral, nonracemic lactams. This work is applied to the development of new synthetic methods and the synthesis of polycyclic alkaloids with antitumor or antiviral activity. Dr. Smith was responsible for developing a new reagent for determining the enantiomeric composition of alcohols and amines bearing a chiral center.

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