Informed Gardener Blooms Again
The Informed Gardener Blooms Againpicks up whereThe Informed Gardenerleft off, using scientific literature to debunk a new set of common gardening myths. Once again, Linda Chalker-Scott investigates the science behind each myth, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices.The Informed Gardener Blooms Againprovides answers to questions such as:Does using drought-tolerant plants reduce water consumption?Is it more effective to spray fertilizers on the leaves of trees and shrubs than to apply it to the soil?Will cedar wood chips kill landscape plants?Should I use ladybugs in my garden as a form of pest control?Does aerobically brewed compost tea suppress disease?Every year Chalker-Scott receives hundreds of e-mails from around the world on these and related topics. Her advice, based on more than twenty years of experience in the field of plant physiology, has helped home gardeners, landscape architects, and nursery and landscape professionals to develop scientifically based sustainable landscaping practices.Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWrk2894iyA
Linda Chalker-Scott investigates scientific literature to debunk common gardening myths, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices.
Table of Contents
PrefaceEVIDENCE-BASE GARDENINGThe Myth of Folklore GardeningThe Myth of Companion PlantingsThe Myth of Biodynamic Agriculture- What's Wrong with My Plant?: An Initial Guide to DiagnosisUNDERSTANDING HOW PLANTS WORKThe Myth of Foliar FeedingThe Myth of Night LightThe Myth of Red LeavesThe Myth of Stoic Trees The Myth of Designer TreesThe Myth of Uniform Plant PerformanceThe Myth of Wilting Leaves The Myth of Winter Watering- Why Weeds Will Always Be in Your GardenHOW / WHAT / WHEN / WHERE TO PLANTThe Myth of Arbor Day / Earth Day Planting in the WestThe Myth of Cloroxed ClippersThe Myth of Protective PreservativesThe Myth of Root Snorkels The Myth of Vehicular VibrationThe Myth of Xeriscaping- How to Avoid Phosphate Overloads in Your Landscape SoilsSOIL ADDITIVESThe Myth of Extraordinary Epsom SaltsThe Myth of Gypsum MagicThe Myth of Permanent Peatlands The Myth of Wondrous Water Crystals The Myth of Fish-friendly Soil Amendments - Tips for Creating and Maintaining Healthy Landscape SoilsMULCHESThe Myth of Allelopathic Wood Chips 153The Myth of Nitrogen-nabbing Wood Chips 157The Myth of Pathogenic Wood Chips 162The Myth of Rubberized Landscapes 166The Myth of Phytotoxic Yard Waste 172- Why Buying Ladybugs for Your Garden is a Bad IdeaMIRACLES IN A BAG / BOTTLE / BOXThe Myth of Antitranspirants The Myth of Bubbly Compost Tea The Myth of Curative KelpThe Myth of the Magic Bullet The Myth of Milk and RosesThe Myth of Weed-killing GlutenIndex