Notes from John's Garden: A Collection of Essays about the Hows and Whys of Gardening
These essays look at a wide range of gardening activities. Some of the questions they answer: Using electric lamps to grow plants. Extending the life of tulip bulbs. Should soils be modified for growing plants in containers? Using plants to reduce noise and conserve energy. Protecting plants from frost. Could you win a bet by pulling only one weed? Avoiding aggressive and invasive plants. Reading a fertilizer label. All nuts are not nuts. A hundred dollar hole for a ten dollar plant. Renovation pruning for your shrubs. Propagating shrubs with layerage. Germinating seeds. How mulches work. Are plant varieties and cultivars the same? Picking strawberries all summer. Intelligent neglect for your house plants.
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