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Guerrilla gardening : how to create gorgeous gardens for free
Pallenberg, Barbara.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, Calif. : Renaissance Books ; [New York] : distributed by St. Martin's Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
xv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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SB453 .P25 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This book is not for sissies. It is not for people who want merely to smell the flowers. In Guerrilla Gardening Barbara Pallenberg has given us a field manual for the resuscitation and nurture of neglected, damaged, and orphaned flora, and a way to use those castaways to create a beautiful garden. Most books on gardening provide you with safe, conventional, boring directions on transplanting overnurtured hothouse plants from nurseries and planting clean, lucky seeds from the catalog houses. Guerrilla Gardening takes the gloves off and tells you how to work with tough, scrappy plant survivors. And it will help you create a garden in which every leafy, blossoming, creeping thing has a history with you.This useful, practical field manual does not encourage theft. It is, however, written for the grower on the fringes of the garden-club circuit, the antihero / superhero of the flowerbed. Pallenberg shows you how to reconnoiter castaways, rescue cuttings, and ravage dumpsters, and then deploy those forces in arrangements exactly right for your climate and soil. She'll even give you lists and illustrations of the tools you'll need to take action in the field.In short, Pallenberg explains how to grow plants effectively from cuttings, leaves, dead bouquets, compost heaps, and more. This book is small enough to fit in the glove compartment or backpack of any free spirit. But with its photos, line drawings, garden plans, climate maps, and range of possibilities and new ideas, it is as big as all outdoors.This book will appeal to young people trying to make their gardens grow on meager resources as well as seniors maintaining their gardens on fixed incomes. It will surely catch theattention of any gardener with a sense of adventure and a true love of nature.