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The Massachusetts Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening from the Berkshires to the Islands
by Barbara Gee
Detailed, easy-to-understand information from a New England master gardener about the ins and outs of gardening in Massachusetts,with advice from state gardening writers, horticulturists, and other local experts.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Globe Pequot
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The most valuable portion of this book is the other resources it points you to. There were good tidbits about the range of soil types, but most of it was very basic garden info and a few plant lists. I was disappointed to catch a major error in instructions for pruning large tree branches: Gee tells readers to make the stress-relieving cut on the underside of the bough AFTER cutting down the bough. Totally incorrect, and the phrasing shows it wasn't just a typo. Much of Gee's focus is on flower ...more