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The Spare Time Gardener: Tips And Tricks For Those On The Go

3.13  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Offering tips on finding your own gardening style, choosing climate-appropriate plants, creating low-maintenance landscaping and hardscaping, and weeding efficiently and effectively, Freeman understands that there's no room for scolding, but there is a real need for encouragement and good humor.
Published February 2nd 2006 by Taylor Trade Publishing
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Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The reviews for this seem to be lukewarm, but it's the first gardening book that actually gave me what I was looking for: a gentle, reassuring pep talk about starting a garden. Every other book I've seen that's ostensibly directed at beginners has spooked me at the outset with a firehouse of information. In contrast, (aside from the digression into landscape planning, complete with multiple layers of tracing paper) (what even?! I'll be lucky if I turn one tiny strip of my weedy yard into somethi ...more
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Feb 05, 2010 rated it liked it
The Spare-Time Gardener: Tips and Tricks for Those on the Go by Barbara Hill Freeman (Taylor Trade Publishing 2006) (635.0). The advice contained in this volume is elementary; there is no useful info for any but the beginning gardener. My rating: 6/10, finished 2007.
Feb 20, 2011 rated it liked it
It has a helpful philosophy of gardening without being a perfectionist. I liked her quote "Begin as you mean to go on." It keeps you from getting carried away.
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I didn't really think this book was much help in the way of helping me save time on gardening, but it did have some good general tips.
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Very inspirational and helpful to a beginning gardener
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