The Bottom Line
- Friendly, accessible writing.
Succinct info: "Nature doesn't operated at 21st century speed and Nature always wins."
- Snappy headings: "No Glove, No Love - Practice Safe Gardening".
- Clever, funny illustrations: Favorite, "Plants Get Stressed Out Too" (Page55)
- Although the info is useful, there's no real structure to the book, so it's not great for reference.
Some topics, like color and pruning, are too big for a book of tips.
- Paperback (144 pages)
- Published 2011 by Cool Springs Press
- Suggested Retail $9.95
- Each topic is covered in 1-2 pages
Guide Review - Garden Rules: The Snappy Synopsis for the Modern Gardener
Of course, their first rule is that there are no rules. But even people blazing their own gardening trail can use a little good advice every now.
Intended for new gardeners who want to get up to speed quickly and any gardener who is pressed for time, but wants a great garden ...the snappiest, CliffsNotes® version of abbreviated, cut-to-the-chase advise for incorporating gardening into your life - not the other way around.