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Trowel and Error

Over 700 Organic Remedies, Shortcuts, and Tips for the Gardener

Sharon Lovejoy


List Price: 14.95*
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Hundreds of organic gardening tips and homespun remedies that come only from season after season of experience—a perfect gift for the green thumb.

Born of necessity and ingenuity and honed through years of “trowel and error,” these helpful hints include environmentally friendly ammunition against weeds and pests, shortcuts for cultivation and propagation, and clever uses for curious household items. And every page is charmingly illustrated with Sharon Lovejoy's watercolor art.

Find tips such as:
  • Take a shower with your houseplants
  • Cure plant viruses with milk
  • Recycle an old wheelbarrow into a movable flower bed
  • Use empty citrus fruit rinds as seedling pots

Workman Publishing Company, 9780761126324, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2002

About the Author

Sharon Lovejoy, an author, illustrator, lecturer, and teacher, is the children's garden adviser to the American Horticultural Society, and has been a guest on Today at NBC, PBS's Victory Garden, and the Discovery Channel. She speaks at conferences and gardening organizations around the country. She has four grandchildren, and divides her time between San Luis Obispo, California, and South Bristol, Maine.