Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners

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University of Virginia Press, 1997 - Gardening - 180 pages
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In Earth Works, award-winning columnist Nancy R. Hugo presents a month-by-month, season-by-season exploration of the pleasures and pains of gardening in the mid-Atlantic. Readers familiar with her columns in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginia Wildlife will welcome this collection of her most popular essays, written in the characteristic conversational style that has made her a regional favorite.

Earth Works has a wealth of helpful hints and seasonal advice for both experienced and beginning gardeners, from how to attract butterflies and discourage Japanese beetles to when to prune; from how to move big tress to how to propagate a legacy rose. This book offers something for every backyard gardener and will be treasured year-round by enthusiasts looking for much-needed seasonal tips, as well as by snowbound readers longing for a reminder of the warmer days to come.

 

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Contents

February
13
March
30
April
44
Staying in the Clover
75
Rethinking Rhododendrons
82
Purple Coneflowers
90
Butterfly Weed or Chigger Weed?
96
Clip the Funeral Look Out of Glads
104
September
123
October
140
November
154
December
167
Afterword
181
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Nancy R. Hugo is a freelance garden writer and weekly columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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