What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?)

Paperback - May 2010 - AU $39.99

Provides an easy system for visually diagnosing any problem, and matching it to the right cure.

Dealing with a sick plant is one of the most frustrating situations a gardener can face. More often than not, we have no idea what is causing the problem or how to fix it. Fortunately, help is at hand. What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) provides an easy system for visually diagnosing any problem, and matching it to the right cure. + Full description

This innovative and easy-to-use guide is split into three parts.

Part One presents easy-to-follow, illustrated flow charts – organised by where on the plant the symptoms appear – that allow readers to accurately diagnose the problem. The format is so simple it doesn't even require knowing the name of the plant; all you need to know is whether the problem is affecting its roots, stem, flowers or leaves. It does not matter whether the plant is a houseplant, perennial, vegetable, tree or shrub.

Part Two offers a 100% organic way to fix the problem. From improper growing conditions and environmental factors, to molds, pests and diseases, every problem has a safe, natural solution. Part Three shows photographs and drawings of stressed, damaged and diseased plants that help with accurate comparison.

Whether your garden consists of herbs on a kitchen windowsill, a vegetable garden, an elaborate backyard border or a container on a patio, What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) is an indispensable resource. If you can see it, you can fix it. Curing a sick plant just doesn't get any easier.

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Details

Paperback | May 2010 | $ 39.99
ISBN: 9780881929614 | 452 pages
Publisher: Timber Press USA
Colour illustrations

Authors

David Deardorff is a plant pathologist and botanist who uses public speaking, writing, and photography to explain the science and beauty of the natural world. Together, David and his co-author, Kathryn Wadsworth, present classes and workshops with a focus on diagnosing and curing plant problems. They live and garden in Port Townsend, Washington.

Kathryn Wadsworth, writer, photographer, and naturalist, enjoys sharing the wonders of the natural world with others. While leading eco-tours around the world she has studied plant life and explored natural history from Australia to Alaska. Currently, she and co-author David Deardorff can be found presenting workshops on a wide variety of topics, from gardening to ecology.