Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening

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  1. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    While cleaning out closets, I found this book tucked away. I remember my Mom always getting Reader's Digest Magazine, perhaps this was a "bonus" item? It was printed in 1978. No photos, but lots of drawings. I have a feeling it will get lots of use!

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    What a great find Cheryl. I have a feeling that the pages will be well thumbed before too long. ;) Just the kind of reading you can enjoy on a cold winters' night. :stew1:
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    You lucky, lucky person!
     
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    Great find! I have a NY Times Book of Vegetable Gardening that I use frequently. Since we garden organically I just ignore all the out-of-date information about pesticides and use the rest of the information. I bet you'll enjoy reading the Reader's Digest Guide. Let us know if you find any gems of information in it.
     



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  5. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Yes, Frank, I feel very lucky! Thanks Mom!
     
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    Great find, for sure! Reader's Digest guides are great resources -- at least the ones I have about home repair.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I have that book too Cherylad and it is wonderful. In fact, I think it was a text book in one of the gardening courses I took years ago.
     
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    I love to stumble upon books like that in the book markets, so I'm a tad envious. :D Enjoy it!
     
  9. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I'm looking forward to when there's time to start browsing through it.
    What I get so smart that I won't have to come here for answers anymore?
    NOT!! :D :D
     
  10. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Hi Cheryl,

    I was looking through the book forum for any kind of index when I happened across your post of your mom's Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening. It reminded me of a well thumbed and tattered book which I still use belonging to my mother. Quite often I when i visited it would be open on her reading table surrounded with scraps of paper. Notes written to remind her to look some information or perhaps to mark a page. Now often the same book is open on my table and I am reading the same words. I can see her in her garden quite often passing on some piece of advice gleaned from an old tattered book.

    Books are powerful tools for gardeners, especially the ones with memories.

    Jerry

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    The book now has a permanent spot near my recliner. I pick up and look at something at least 4-5 times a week.
     

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