Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener

By Fern Marshall Bradley (Editor); Barbara Ellis (Editor); Ellen Phillips (Editor)

Rodale Books, Paperback, 9781594869174, 707pp.

Publication Date: February 2009


"Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening "has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design.
In this indispensable work readers will find:
- comprehensive coverage for the entire garden and landscape along with related entries such as Community Gardening, Edible Landscaping, Horticultural Therapy, Stonescaping, and more
- the most in-depth information from the trusted Rodale Organic Gardening brand
- a completely new section on earth-friendly techniques for gardening in a changing climate, covering wise water management, creating backyard habitats, managing invasive plants and insects, reducing energy use and recycling, and understanding biotechnology
- entries all written by American gardeners for American gardeners, with answers for all the challenges presented by various conditions, from the humid Deep South and the mild maritime coasts to the cold far North and the dry Southwest
"Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening "by Fern Bradley has everything anyone needs to create gorgeous, non-toxic gardens in any part of the country.

About the Author
Fern Marshall Bradley, author of "Building Raised Beds", is a long-time editor of books about organic gardening, organic farming, and sustainable living. She is best known as an editor of "Rodale s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening", and she is the author of "Rodale s Vegetable Garden Problem Solver "and co-author of "Reader s Digest Vegetable Gardening". Bradley lives and gardens in Cambridge, New York.

Barbara Ellis is a horticulturist, expert gardener, and garden lecturer. She is also an author and editor of many gardening books, including"How to Prune Trees and Shrubs, Starting Seeds", "Covering Ground, The Veggie Gardener s Answer Book, Deckscaping", and"Shady Retreats". She lives in Kent County, Maryland.

Ellen Phillips is a writer and editor whose cottage home, Hawk's Haven, is in the midst of beautiful Pennsylvania farm country. Whether in a dorm, apartment, duplex, or single home, she has never had enough room for her many collections, and, as a result, has become an expert at creating an appearance of spaciousness while still displaying her beloved "stuff."