The Informed Gardener Blooms Again picks up where The Informed Gardener left off, using scientific literature to debunk a new set of common gardening myths. Once again, Linda Chalker-Scott investigates the science behind each myth, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices. The Informed Gardener Blooms Again provides answers to questions such as:
Does using drought-tolerant plants reduce water consumption?
Is it more effective to spray fertilizers on the leaves of trees and shrubs than to apply it to the soil?
Will cedar wood chips kill landscape plants?
Should I use ladybugs in my garden as a form of pest control?
Does aerobically brewed compost tea suppress disease?
Every year Chalker-Scott receives hundreds of e-mails from around the world on these and related topics. Her advice, based on more than twenty years of experience in the field of plant physiology, has helped home gardeners, landscape architects, and nursery and landscape professionals to develop scientifically based sustainable landscaping practices.
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Preface EVIDENCE-BASE GARDENINGThe Myth of Folklore GardeningThe Myth of Companion PlantingsThe Myth of Biodynamic Agriculture- What's Wrong with My Plant?: An Initial Guide to Diagnosis UNDERSTANDING HOW PLANTS WORKThe Myth of Foliar FeedingThe Myth of Night LightThe Myth of Red LeavesThe Myth of Stoic Trees The Myth of Designer TreesThe Myth of Uniform Plant PerformanceThe Myth of Wilting Leaves The Myth of Winter Watering- Why Weeds Will Always Be in Your Garden HOW / WHAT / WHEN / WHERE TO PLANTThe Myth of Arbor Day / Earth Day Planting in the WestThe Myth of Cloroxed ClippersThe Myth of Protective PreservativesThe Myth of Root Snorkels The Myth of Vehicular VibrationThe Myth of Xeriscaping- How to Avoid Phosphate Overloads in Your Landscape Soils SOIL ADDITIVESThe Myth of Extraordinary Epsom SaltsThe Myth of Gypsum MagicThe Myth of Permanent Peatlands The Myth of Wondrous Water Crystals The Myth of Fish-friendly Soil Amendments - Tips for Creating and Maintaining Healthy Landscape Soils MULCHESThe Myth of Allelopathic Wood Chips 153The Myth of Nitrogen-nabbing Wood Chips 157The Myth of Pathogenic Wood Chips 162The Myth of Rubberized Landscapes 166The Myth of Phytotoxic Yard Waste 172- Why Buying Ladybugs for Your Garden is a Bad Idea MIRACLES IN A BAG / BOTTLE / BOXThe Myth of Antitranspirants The Myth of Bubbly Compost Tea The Myth of Curative KelpThe Myth of the Magic Bullet The Myth of Milk and RosesThe Myth of Weed-killing Gluten Index