Garden Is a Verb

A Compendium of Tips and Trials for Chicagoland Gardening

by Louellen Murray



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/3/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781543416480
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781543416497
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781543416473

About the Book

Fifty years of gardening experience is compiled here into a checklist of routine tasks that will ensure beautiful and healthy plants for the home and garden. This is the what, where, when and how to satisfy the human need to get our hands dirty whenever possible. The information has been collected and culled from the author’s formal education, mentors, garden club associates, friends, and family. Some of the processes are her own inventions. The science of growing plants from seed includes the notion of cardboard egg cartons as seedling trays. Tips are provided for everything from deterring deer to composting to growing topiaries. All of the methods have been tried and approved by the author.

About the Author

Louellen is an Approved Horticulture Judge of the Garden Club of America, a Master Gardener, a member of the Women's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society (Glencoe, Illinois) and a founding member of the Landscape Advisory Committee at the Morton Arboretum (Lisle, Illinois). She is currently active on the Board of Directors at Elawa Farm Foundation in Lake Forest.