Decoding Gardening Advice

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Decoding Gardening Advice

The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations

By Jeff Gillman; Meleah Maynard

Timber Press (OR), Paperback, 9781604692204, 224pp.

Publication Date: December 13, 2011

Covering more than 100 universal gardening "dos and don'ts,"Decoding Gardening Adviceis the first book to provide gardeners with the real answers. Jeff Gillman, the bestselling author ofThe Truth About Garden Remedies, and Meleah Maynard back up every good recommendation with sound horticultural and botanical science.Decoding Gardening Adviceis the first and only hard-hitting, evidence-based book that every gardener needs for definitive advice on everything from bulbs, annuals, and perennials to edibles, trees, and soil care.

About the Author
Jeff Gillman is an associate professor in the department of horticultural science at the University of Minnesota, where he researches plant production and teaches courses on nursery management and pesticide use. He earned his doctorate in horticulture and a master's degree in entomology from the University of Georgia.

Meleah Maynard is a journalist, editor, and master gardener. Her work appears regularly in magazines, including "The History Channel Magazine", "Gardening How-To", "Northern Gardener", and "Midwest Home".