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Old Wives Lore for Gardeners Maureen Boland

Old Wives Lore for Gardeners

Maureen Boland

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ISBN : 9780374225865
Hardcover
63 pages
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Old Wives Lore for Gardeners is chock-full of effective cures for ailing plants, adages of old times past, and good common sense. The perfect gift for gardeners who think they know everything—and those who would like to.Did you know that bananaMoreOld Wives Lore for Gardeners is chock-full of effective cures for ailing plants, adages of old times past, and good common sense. The perfect gift for gardeners who think they know everything—and those who would like to.Did you know that banana skins, laid just below the surface of the soil, have long been said to be beneficial for roses, and that horticulturists now approve the practice? Or that mulching strawberries with pine needles will improve their flavor? Or that hollyhocks thrive on beer? Maureen and Bridget Boland have been collecting garden wisdom for many years, both from old wives and from books ancient and modern. In this charming little volume, they pass on the best of their store of useful and curious information. It will be seized upon with delight by all gardeners who are not afraid of finding a sprinkling of superstition mingled with much good sense.