The Garden of Marvels
How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of PlantseBook - 2014
Combing the curiosity of The Botany of Desire and the playful spirit of Wicked Plants, a witty and engaging history of botany and gardening memoir from the author of Paradise Under Glass--an easy-to-follow, anecdotal tutorial on the fascinating science of plants.In Paradise Under Glass, Ruth Kassinger-- a self-described "wanton killer of plants"--recounted with grace, humor, and poignancy her moving journey from brown thumb to green, sharing the lessons she learned building a home conservatory in the wake of a devastating personal crisis.In A Garden of Marvels, she enhances and extends her story. While Kassinger successfully created her dream conservatory and rectified her initial gardening mistakes--the over-watering and under-fertilizing that often kill plants--she realized she had no idea what to do to help them thrive. Until she completely understood how plants actually worked, she couldn't know exactly what..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
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