This slim, attractive book identifies the 100 most common gardening mistakes and gives gardeners the techniques to prevent them. Or, if it’s too late and they’ve already goofed, there are tips to fix the mistake. The book tackles every kind of gardening disaster, whether it has to do with plants, tools, and techniques, or general care and maintenance. Gardeners looking to prune their roses will learn to hold off until late winter to avoid damaging plant tissue. Gardeners that have allowed their mint to overgrow? Chace advises pulling it out and replanting it in a container to control the roots. Gardeners will learn the answers to these and more questions:

  • Why didn’t my peonies flower?
  • When should I fertilize my vegetable garden?
  • Why don’t I have any apples on my tree?
  • When should I hire an arborist?
  • How do I stop the slugs from eating my hostas?

Organized by common garden topics and designed to be easily dipped in and out of, The Anxious Gardener’s Book of Answers offers nuggets of wisdom based on Teri Dunn Chace’s years of hands-on gardening experience. Advice is humorously supported by Colleen Coover’s delightful illustrations. This accessible guide will transform an anxious gardener into an informed, confident, successful gardener with a mistake-free garden.


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