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Sleeping with a Sunflower: A Treasury of Old-Time Gardening Lore

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Arranged month by month, this book is packed with pure gardening folk wisdom: planting by the moon, fishing when and where the bass will bite, and more. A treasured gift for anyone interested in the forgotten lore of gardening.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 9th 1995 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Jan 04, 2008 Karen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: reusers, earth lovers
you can dye easter eggs with onion skins and people did before there were commercial dyes. information like this fills the book. i eat it up ...
Aug 03, 2015 Michele rated it it was amazing
Excellent, planting with the moon.
Dec 16, 2010 Leah rated it liked it
I love this woman's personality and the book is mostly great. I only give it three stars, however, because, for a book that's supposed to be about gardening, there sure is a lot of info on hunting and fishing! I don't get it.
Dec 30, 2011 M.J. rated it really liked it
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This is a wonderful collection of gardening lore and advice from a time before chemical fertilizers, garden centres & big chain supermarkets.
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Apr 25, 2013 Julie Fischer rated it it was amazing
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I love Louise Riotte's books. I find so many interesting tidbits of information that I haven't read before on the pages of her books.
Jan 07, 2009 Megan rated it it was ok
I liked this book a whole lot better when I was much younger & more gullible. It is interesting, though.
Apr 25, 2007 Luizka rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a lovely book. Out of print and a little hard to find, it makes a great gift.
Jul 15, 2011 Gwnhwyfer marked it as looks-interesting
From the bibliography of Ellen Dugan's Garden Witchery (2003).
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Beloved Storey author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. She wrote 12 books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes, which has sold approximately 515,000 copies. Her father taught her to believe in and practice astrology, while her mother was a practicing herbalist. Together they inevitably influen ...more
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