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Hortus Miscellaneous: A Gardener's Hodgepodge of Information and Instruction

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
From the kinds of trees standing at Great Dixter to the 20 deadliest flowers to the best small garden animals according to the Indiana Department of Agriculture—gardening is a pursuit with no end of information to sift through. Where does botany start but with the naming and grouping of all flora? List making is in the gardener’s blood, and this volume of random...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Sasquatch Books (first published 2006)
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Jul 10, 2009 Katey rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who do not have the Black Thumb of Death
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If it were an option, I'd give this 2.5 stars. Yeah, there are a lot of little facts and tidbits, with some uninteresting facts explained more thoroughly than topics that actually are intriguing, but this book has absolutely no rhyme or reason. Thankfully there's an index, but the information is presented with no apparent order. I thought this book would be super interesting to me, but I suppose gardening and growing are definitely not my forte. I couldn't even grow dandelions. And no, I'm not b...more
Fun facts and tidbits.
Nothing spectacular here, maybe even sometimes a little inaccurate or too superficial, but it was cute. Basically magazine-style reading without the ads and hating myself bit.
truly a random assortment of gardening related lists, quotes and knowledge. not a great reference but an interesting quick read.
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