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Title:
Joey Green's gardening magic : more than 1,120 ingenious gardening solutions using brand-name products
Author:
Green, Joey.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiv, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip044/2003011327.html
ISBN:
9781579548544

9781579548551
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Book

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Summary

Summary

From the man who taught Jay Leno to shave with Jif peanut butter comes a compendium of practical tips for any gardener. Green presents more than 1,000 ideas, including how to control aphids with Tabasco Sauce and how to kill slugs with Budweiser. 50 illustrations.


Summary

Feed your plants Aunt Jemima® Original Syrup?!

From the man who taught Jay Leno to shave with Jif® Peanut Butter and helped Rosie O'Donnell condition her hair with Reddi-wip® comes the first gardening book that tells you how to use the brand-name products sitting in your pantry right now to help you solve all your gardening problems.

The ever-inventive Joey Green returns with countless new ways to utilize products you'll find around your house-- saving yourself a trip (or trips!) to the garden center.

Joey Green's Gardening Magic is a treasure trove of inexpensive, quirky tips, like how to:
* Boost a compost pile with Coca-Cola®
* Control Japanese beetles with Wesson® Corn Oil
* Fertilize a lawn with Maxwell House® Coffee
* Protect tomato seedlings with Dixie® Cups
* Lubricate a lawn mower with Jif® Peanut Butter
* Deter deer with Bounce®
* Feed your flowers with Lipton® Tea Bags

And much, much more!

* Control aphids with Tabasco® Sauce
* Waste weeds with Heinz® White Vinegar
* Germinate seeds with Bounty® Paper Towels
* Make a scarecrow with Glad® Trash Bags


Author Notes

Joey Green is the author of more than a dozen books including the best-selling Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose & Paint Your House with Powdered Milk. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Dateline NBC, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Today, & Good Morning, America. He has also been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today, & People. He was formerly a contributing editor to National Lampoon & an advertising copywriter. He lives in southern California with his wife & two daughters.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Joey Green is the author of more than a dozen books including the best-selling Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose & Paint Your House with Powdered Milk. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Dateline NBC, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Today, & Good Morning, America. He has also been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today, & People. He was formerly a contributing editor to National Lampoon & an advertising copywriter. He lives in southern California with his wife & two daughters.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Whether gardeners are going toe-to-toe with Mother Nature or head-to-head with roving raccoons, it seems they're forever facing frustration. Though garden centers abound with gadgets and potions promising to eradicate even the most obstinate pest or problem, resourceful gardeners who enjoy relying on their own craftiness will welcome Green's shrewd solutions to common garden complaints using garden-variety products. From baking soda and bubble wrap to peanut butter and panty hose, many ordinary kitchen and bath items can be pressed into double duty. Entertainingly written, Green's fun yet factual, peculiar yet practical guide, covers the gamut of garden and garden-related vexations, from ants to zucchini, barbecues to boots. Carefully researching thousands of popular products, often going straight to the manufacturers to learn how and why items may have uses their inventors never intended, Green appeals to the cunning side of every intrepid gardener who has ever had to shoo a squirrel or stymie a slug. --Carol Haggas Copyright 2003 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Green, whose numerous books include Polish Your Furniture with Pantyhose and Amazing Kitchen Cures, again demonstrates his fascination with offbeat uses for brand-name household products. Here, the garden is the stage for "magical" remedies for problems caused by a host of annoying pests and for many "miracles" of plant restoration or cures. Each chapter offers fun and fascinating solutions to gardening problems employing well-known products that are easy and safe to use, such as a dollop of toothpaste and a brush to clean up bird droppings or white vinegar poured in sidewalk cracks to prevent unwanted grass from growing there. These applications appear to be environmentally safe and nonhazardous to humans and will be appreciated by organic gardeners. One cannot help but wonder whether the specific brand name must always be used to obtain the desired result, but overall, this entertaining work offers sound, practical advice. Recommended as a fine resource for public libraries seeking gardening materials with a new twist.-Deborah Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Whether gardeners are going toe-to-toe with Mother Nature or head-to-head with roving raccoons, it seems they're forever facing frustration. Though garden centers abound with gadgets and potions promising to eradicate even the most obstinate pest or problem, resourceful gardeners who enjoy relying on their own craftiness will welcome Green's shrewd solutions to common garden complaints using garden-variety products. From baking soda and bubble wrap to peanut butter and panty hose, many ordinary kitchen and bath items can be pressed into double duty. Entertainingly written, Green's fun yet factual, peculiar yet practical guide, covers the gamut of garden and garden-related vexations, from ants to zucchini, barbecues to boots. Carefully researching thousands of popular products, often going straight to the manufacturers to learn how and why items may have uses their inventors never intended, Green appeals to the cunning side of every intrepid gardener who has ever had to shoo a squirrel or stymie a slug. --Carol Haggas Copyright 2003 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Green, whose numerous books include Polish Your Furniture with Pantyhose and Amazing Kitchen Cures, again demonstrates his fascination with offbeat uses for brand-name household products. Here, the garden is the stage for "magical" remedies for problems caused by a host of annoying pests and for many "miracles" of plant restoration or cures. Each chapter offers fun and fascinating solutions to gardening problems employing well-known products that are easy and safe to use, such as a dollop of toothpaste and a brush to clean up bird droppings or white vinegar poured in sidewalk cracks to prevent unwanted grass from growing there. These applications appear to be environmentally safe and nonhazardous to humans and will be appreciated by organic gardeners. One cannot help but wonder whether the specific brand name must always be used to obtain the desired result, but overall, this entertaining work offers sound, practical advice. Recommended as a fine resource for public libraries seeking gardening materials with a new twist.-Deborah Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

But First, a Word from Our Sponsor Ants
Aphids Azaleas Barbecues Beans
Berries Birds
Bulbs Cabbage
Cats and Dogs
Clothing Compost
Corn Cut Flowers
Cuttings Cutworms
Deer Diseases
Eggplants
Fertilizer
Flowers Fruit
Trees Fungus
Garbage Cans
Gardenias Garlic
Germinating Gloves
Gnats Gophers and Moles Grapes
f0Hand Cleaner Harvesting
Herbs Hoses
Hot Caps Houseplants
Insects Japanese
Beetles Labels
Lawn Mowers
Lawns Lettuce
Melons Mildew
Mosquitoes Moss
Mulch Onions
Patio Furniture
Peppers Poison
Ivy Potatoes and Avocados
Potted Plants
Pruning Pumpkins
Rabbits Rodents
Roses Sap
Scarecrows Seeding
Skunks Slugs and Snails Soil
Squirrels and Raccoons
Staking Storing Seeds
Tomatoes Tools
Wasps Watering
Weeds Whiteflies Worms
Acknowledgments
Sources Trademark Information
Index
But First, a Word from Our Sponsor Ants
Aphids Azaleas Barbecues Beans
Berries Birds
Bulbs Cabbage
Cats and Dogs
Clothing Compost
Corn Cut Flowers
Cuttings Cutworms
Deer Diseases
Eggplants
Fertilizer
Flowers Fruit
Trees Fungus
Garbage Cans
Gardenias Garlic
Germinating Gloves
Gnats Gophers and Moles Grapes
f0Hand Cleaner Harvesting
Herbs Hoses
Hot Caps Houseplants
Insects Japanese
Beetles Labels
Lawn Mowers
Lawns Lettuce
Melons Mildew
Mosquitoes Moss
Mulch Onions
Patio Furniture
Peppers Poison
Ivy Potatoes and Avocados
Potted Plants
Pruning Pumpkins
Rabbits Rodents
Roses Sap
Scarecrows Seeding
Skunks Slugs and Snails Soil
Squirrels and Raccoons
Staking Storing Seeds
Tomatoes Tools
Wasps Watering
Weeds Whiteflies Worms
Acknowledgments
Sources Trademark Information
Index