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My weeds: A gardeners botany
My weeds: A gardeners botany by Sara Bonnett Stein 0060158824 9780060158828
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My weeds: A gardeners botany by Sara Bonnett Stein

From the author of the native gardening classic Noahs Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards comes My Weeds, a foray into the secret and fascinating lives of the worlds most hated plants.<P>By asking of the common weed, What kind of plant is this? How does it behave? Stein shows how a thorough understanding of the enemy is the gardeners best defense. Incredibly adaptive, weeds are also good teachers, and Stein shows us what they tell us about our gardens and the lives of all plants.<P>She entertains with tales of famous -- and notorious -- weeds of the world, compares weeding tools and methods, and discusses the uses of weeds. Along the way, Stein also explains the intricate workings of photosynthesis, plant anatomy and reproduction, evolution, and the laws of succession by which nature tries to reclaim the land a gardener has disturbed.<P>First published in 1998, My Weeds was among the first generation of books to advocate the use of native plants, and Steins discussions of backyard ecology, pesticides, and the threat of exotic species were as groundbreaking then as they are relevant today. A biography of the plant worlds most maligned members and a fascinating primer of the most useful aspects of plant biology and ecology, My Weeds is essential reading even for the gardener who never leaves the armchair

Author: Sara Bonnett Stein

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 229

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1988-01-01

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0060158824

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