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Ruth Page's Gardening Journal.

PAGE, Ruth.

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ISBN 10: 0395493390 / ISBN 13: 9780395493397
Editorial: Houghton Mifflin,, Boston:, 1989
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First printing. INSCRIBED by the author. Age toning to part of the text block, else very good in a very good dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 57971

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Título: Ruth Page's Gardening Journal.

Editorial: Houghton Mifflin,, Boston:

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Day-by-day journal jottings are usually of interest only to their author, but Page's notes to herself aren't private: they were written for the listening audience of National Public Radio. Casual, brief and commonsensical, her comments best serve the needs of the beginning gardener hungry for facts and plainspoken reassurance, hints for initial success or information on unexpected quirks of nature (e.g., a pie plate filled with water will lure bees to a garden). In particular, Page, a former editor of National Gardening magazine, coaxes novices to take the plunge into vegetable gardening, advising on how to grow prizewinning pumpkins and maintain "woodchuck control" (nasturtiums planted around the garden, or a good dousing of "the family urine" at its edges, are recommended methods). Though well-known flowers (irises, daylilies) are discussed, they are not Page's consuming interest, nor are yuppie fantasies of backyard paradises. On slugs, Page remarks, "Yuk"; endearingly, she admits making mistakes, and consults other experts when in doubt. Hers is an easy book to pick up, put downand pick up again.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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