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The Gin & Tonic Gardener: Confessions of a Reformed Compulsive Gardener

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Features a two-year chronicle of the author's epiphany as a gin-and-tonic gardener, featuring tips of interest, from training roses with pantyhose, to turning a failure into a bonsai, to never trusting a rose with a name like Don Juan!
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 13th 2007 by Key Porter Books
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Jane
Mar 09, 2009 Jane rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who love to garden...or don't!
Recommended to Jane by: Della Wilson
Sweet book. Very quick read written by a Gardening columnist. She stresses the importance of loving gardening by remembering to take time out for a gin and tonic while hammock swinging. She gardens like I do. Plans landscaping in her head but never gets around to doing it! Explains why people like me don't plant bulbs (I can't fathom why I should put bulbs in the ground then wait months to see if they come up...I want instant gratification!). Along the way she provides helpful tips, plant ...more
Don
Apr 23, 2016 Don rated it really liked it
So, I am not a lackadaisical or lazy/cheap gardener...I am a gin & tonic gardener; a kindred spirit to the author.

I raid the sale bins hating to pay full price for a plant. The best plant is one given to you by someone you know or you find by the side of the road with a "free" sign. Especially if you aren't really sure what it will be once established.

Anecdotal, funny, and inspirational, Wells' short and easy to read book is just what I needed to get going in my garden.
Jsarno49
This is a delightful and informative gardening book written in a humorous and self-deprecating manner. Wells speaks directly to her readers and for those of us beginning gardeners, she offers good advice. Her annotated list of "Easy Going Garden Friends" at the end is a useful resource.
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Jan 02, 2012 Pat rated it it was amazing
I am not a gardener but really enjoyed the book. If you are a gardener, it would be even more worthwhile
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Jun 21, 2009 Mary rated it it was amazing
Totally loved this book! (Thanks, Jen!) I had to make myself go slower and savor. This is now my preference as a gardener - easy care, wild, colorful, lavish and fun. Going for her next book...
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