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"The best gardening is experimental as well as ephemeral," Christopher Lloyd writes. Among the great joys of gardening, as this book demonstrates, are changing one's mind, striking out in new directions, and trying something new. In short, Lloyd encourages all gardeners to be adventurous and offers ways to make new and exciting such familiar chores as weeding, taking cuttings, reseeding, and pruning roots and branches. Both the neophyte and the experienced gardener will benefit from Lloyd's advice and inspiration.
This book is a mine of information, meaning I sometimes find myself digging for the wealth I know is there. But, having picked through the mass of information Lloyd imparts so casually, I've learned a good many things. My only problem with this book is that there is so much information (especially for a fairly new gardener) and sometimes he presents wonderfully eye-opening advice only to drop the subject almost at once. I very much enjoy the way he writes his advice and found most of it translatable to my Southern garden, especially his great propagation techniques. This book has been great for dipping into seasonally just to see what he has to say.