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Organic Gardening (Not Just) in the Northeast is organized around the calendar year, starting in March and continuing through the year with timely advice. Henry Homeyer’s book is packed with information you won’t find elsewhere: how to sharpen your pruners, use a screw
driver to test for compaction in the lawn, build a welcoming cedar arbor as an entrance to the garden, grow ladyslipper orchids or Himalayan blue poppies, prune apple trees, grow a giant pumpkin, even how to start a date palm from a grocery store date and build a small stone igloo to delight grandchildren. Eccentric, eclectic, and entertaining, whether you are a beginner or a veteran, this book has something and more for you.
Michael Dirr, author of Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs – The book represents a life well lived, kindness to the earth by treading softly, and a philosophy of sharing its bounty without reservation.
This is a classic by which future books on the subject will be measured.
Paul J. Tukey, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual – Henry Homeyer’s writing and advice have become an indispensable fabric of the Northeast landscape, as comfortable as your crusted leather boots and gloves, and as reliable as your grandfather’s spade with the old ash handle. This book won’t stay on the shelf; it will reside in the potting shed or on the garden bench. The advice, like the gloves, will be well worn, but it will never wear out.
Edward C. Smith, author of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible - Organic Gardening (not just) in the Northeast is a delightful book. It’s full of good, solid gardening advice that challenges traditional thinking and there’s also whimsy. The essays are like potato chips—you can’t read just one at a sitting. If you like to garden, you’ll like this book. If you love to garden, you’ll love it.
Sydney Eddison, author of,best-selling gardening books, including Gardening for a Lifetime – Homeyer has written an honest, enthusiastic, hands-onorganic gardener’s delight of a book. The tone is friendly and straightforward, and his stories involve real-life gardeners. He introduces readers to gardening friends as diverse as Tasha Tudor and Ray Magliozzi, and to members of his own family.
Debbie Roberts, Garden of Possibilities – “Written in a conversational, relaxed tone, it is full of helpful basics for newbies as well as gems of wisdom for more seasoned gardeners. I found myself scribbling down notes about additional books to look for, specific plants to try and tricks for making some everyday plants grow even better (I especially liked the tip about adding some sheet rock to the bottom of a hole when planting roses).”
Noel Valdes, the Cobrahead Blog - We knew little of what is referred to as “Lawn & Garden” in the worldwide marketplace before we started CobraHead. But we soon learned that if you can make garden writers familiar and happy with your products, there is a chance they might mention them when they write, and possibly the Lawn & Garden industry might notice, too. So we’ve promoted CobraHead products earnestly to garden writers and it’s been a very smart move. click here for full review
Vermont Country Sampler – “All strawberries hate weeds, so mulch like crazy,” he advises. The author started gardening as a toddler more than 60 years ago, but only started writing about the “gardening magic” 10 years ago. Some 500 articles were written since then; and as he says, his favorites and those of his readers were weeded out for this book. click here for full review
Paperback: 264 pages 15 b&w illustrations
Dimensions: 6 x 9
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Henry Homeyer is a UNH Master Gardener, and the author of three other gardening books who has been writing a weekly gardening column for newspapers in the Northeast for over ten years. He was the New Hampshire/Vermont associate editor for People, Places and Plants magazine for nearly as long. He broadcasts on VPR and teaches a course in Sustainable Gardening at Granite State College.
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