The Curious Gardener's Almanac
Centuries of Practical Garden Wisdom
By Niall Edworthy
(Perigee Trade, Hardcover, 9780399533778, 192pp.)
Publication Date: November 6, 2007
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A delightful anthology of curiosities that honors the gardening life.
Celebrating the garden in all its splendid diversity and rich history, this collection of facts, ancient wisdom and customs, tips, and recipes features more than 1,000 entries-remarkable information about flowers, vegetables, fruits, trees, herbs, insects, birds, water, soil, tools, composts, climate, gardens and gardeners, myths, superstitions, and biodynamics.
Woven into this wealth of knowledge are famous quotations, anecdotes, traditional sayings, lines of verse, and words of rural wisdom. It's a wonderful gift for any gardener, whether they're tending a window box or a full-fledged farm.