The information on planning and planting a garden is extensive, covering design, layout, plant selection, soil preparation, composting, and maintenance from all perspectives -- aesthetic to scientific! This book stands out from other gardening books because of the wonderful writing style of the author. Reading Clippings is like having a wonderful series of conversations with a close friend who shares everything you've ever wanted to know about gardening. The December chapter, with suggestions of holiday decorating from the garden and a wonderful gift list of must-have gardening equipment, is a real bonus.
In addition to being a highly readable volume, the index and bibliography make it a useful reference book.
One person found this helpful. This book offers tons of practical, down to earth advice about almost every aspect of gardening in the Southern United States without the weighty feel of reading an encyclopedia. The warm, flowing and conversational writing style gives fresh life to the abundant detail about specific plant varieties, cultural conditions, and plant combinations.
There were so many topics addressed and all offer experienced advice and insight for a gardener's future success. I would recommend "Clippings" to anyone who wants a fun read about gardening in the South without giving up the content and substance. It is a book that will give you new gardening hope and leave you with a smile and a warm feeling inside. See all 13 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on July 27, Published on March 31, Published on March 18, Published on March 16, Published on March 13, Published on March 12, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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For her to hold my attention so completely and to bring several chuckles to my lips as she describes her world has been a thing of beauty.
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I have several hobbies that are so different from hers although hers was a way of life that it really surprised me just how much I learned from her sharing and how much it kindled my interest in gardening. I can readily see how gardeners share her interests and have knowledge of the names and habits of the different flowers and trees she so beautifully describes gain much from the pages of her book.
It is easy and enjoyable reading and written in such a personal way that one feels she is talking strictly to them. After having shared this adventure with Orene, I know that I will be more mindful of the surprises that lurk in my own yard and seek to see them through her eyes. How grateful I am that she has left these thoughts and the vast knowledge she had about her love of gardening so that we may benefit from her life forever. Such love and beauty should be preserved and treasured.
How like her to devise a way to continue to give and to share her passion, not only for gardening, but for God's people! After years of trial and error gardening that's hard on the back as well as the budget, I welcome this practical guide that tells me as much or as little as I want to know.
I like the author's conversational, neighbor to neighbor style. And she presents the reader with regular bouquets of gardening tips from experienced friends and professionals, specific ways to make gardening easier and more pleasant for both the gardener and the plants.
Using the book's helpful calendar month organization, I easily found instructions on how and when to prune my Crape Myrtle -- and the mistakes to avoid. In the accompanying table, I found its height, flower color, trunk color, and fall color. Whether she's discussing Monet's garden, her garden, or mine, I like the wit and humor with which the author explains "rose rustlers" and "passalong plants" and "xeriscaping".
Her guidance in how to choose the right plant for the right place will help any gardener eliminate landscaping disappointments. And I especially welcome her "southern fried" section on how both gardeners and plants can beat the heat. This book is fun to read, easy to use, and my new gardening companion. I am astounded at the wealth of information! The flowering trees and shrubs and vines that are available for the South Carolina yard are described in color, foliage, and scent and include the names both local and Latin.
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