If you are a gardener who loves to pull weeds – loves neat orderly rows of vegetables – enjoys a large lush lawn that would put your local golf course to shame… Then this book is NOT for you!
After years of gardening around the world, Annie Warmke has decided that nature really does know best. Why do gardeners struggle against the natural way of things? Why do we introduce exotic plants and wonder why they will not thrive? Why do we dump chemicals developed for warfare onto our plants – to feed them and to kill them? Why do we fight bugs and weather and animals and common sense in a vain effort to bend nature to our will?
Natural Gardening is a state of mind. It is a way to work with nature, to guide it, to walk with it – the plants, bugs and critters will amaze you if you let them. They have, after all, been doing this for a long time.
This 32-page illustrated book includes the following chapters:
- What is Natural Gardening?
- Get rid of your Lawn
- Plant what wants to Grow
- Don’t Forget the Critters
- Give Everyone a Drink
- Use Natural Fertilizers & Compost
- So, Where to Start?
- Companion Planting
- Garden Variety Insecticides
- Recipes for Compost
- Plants that Repel Pests