Plants Are Like People Author:Jerry Baker Jerry Baker, "America's Master Gardener", looks upon plants as people, with their own personalities and special language, and advises anyone who gardens to do the same. "Talk to your plants, give them encouragement and love, and they'll flourish much the same as a growing child will under the same care." He tells you how to bring your plants h... more »ome so that, like a new baby, they don't get carsick on the way... how to water them so they won't become bloated and puffy like your hands do when they are in the water too long. Occasionally, they even need to be disciplined like children, and he tells how to whip a lazy tree when it stops growing.
"Leaving no leaf unturned", he covers every subject from seed to fertilizer, from the tallest tree on an acre of ground to the smallest herb in a flower pot. Advice on budgets and the ecological balance of your garden is discussed, as well as what kind of plants to put where. Included at the end of each chapter is a helpful question and answer section that deals with the most common problems.
Whether planning an entire landscape or looking for advice on how to care for your Christmas poinsettia, this book is an excellent and entertaining guide for the beginner or professional.« less