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  1. 24 of 24 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Gardening Resource, high recommend, June 21, 2006
    By 
    Amalfi Coast Girl (Mid-Atlantic, USA) –
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)
      

    This review is from: The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers: Based on the New York Times Column “Garden Q & A.” (Paperback)

    I love to cook, and I decided to try my hand at gardening to see if I could grow some of our food. Needless to say, I had no idea what I was doing. I found this book at Smith and Hawken and it and helped me to obtain reasonable results the first year. My garden now grows a little more each year. I turn to this book regularly, when I am planning on expanding my garden or troubleshooting.

    The book is subdivided as follows:
    1. The Flower Garden
    2. The Landscape Garden
    3. The Kitchen Garden
    4. The Potted Garden
    5. Garden Keeping

    The Flower Garden deals with annuals, perennials, roses and bulbs. Plants that bloom in the spring, summer, fall and then fade back in the winter.

    The Landscape Garden will answer questions about the bigger picture it covers: ground cover, lawns, shrubs, trees and vines. The chapter also covers path materials and garden design.

    The Kitchen Garden provides information about fruits, vegetables and herbs.

    The Potted Garden covers indoor and outdoor container gardening.

    In Garden Keeping they cover soil, compost, mulch, fertility and disease and pest control.

    The index in the back of this book is very well done. I have found answers to 95% of the questions that I had. The book is weak on organic gardening. If that topic is of special interest to you (as it is to me), I suggest you buy another book on that topic alone.

    Overall, I have been pleased with the information available in this book. It has allowed me to grow a fabulous herb garden, and a nice vegetable garden. It has also provided me with enough information to keep a Meyer lemon tree alive and producing fruit for two years. I would recommend this book to anyone that that is interested in gardening.

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  2. 14 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Garddening in the NE, January 9, 2004
    By A Customer

    This is an easy to read, practical guide to everyday gardening questions, with lots of specifics, reference materials, and explanations. The index is massive, the research is thorough, and the subject matter will strike a chord with every true gardener. I highly recommend this book to help answer the mysteries that seem to crop up every year in a northeastern garden.

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