A Garden of Marvels - How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants : In Paradise Under Glass, Ruth Kassinger - a self-described "wanton killer of plants" - recounted with grace, humor, and poignancy her moving journey from brown thumb to green, sharing the lessons she learned building a home conservatory in the wake of a devastating personal crisis.
In A Garden of Marvels, she enhances and extends her story. While Kassinger successfully created her dream conservatory and rectified her initial gardening mistakes - the over-watering and under-fertilizing that often kill plants - she realized she had no idea what to do to help them thrive. Until she completely understood how plants actually worked, she couldnât know exactly what they needed.
In her friendly and reassuring voice Kassinger introduces the basic botany of plantsâflowers, roots, stems, and leavesâand explains how they function together. Combining science and botanical knowledge with reflections on her personal quest to become a better gardener, and illustrated with more than two-dozen black and white drawings, Garden of Marvels is a journey of discovery that offers fresh and unexpected insights into the natural. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.
|Biografía y Autobiografía||Literary|
|Biografía y Autobiografía||Personal Memoirs|
|Naturaleza y Aire libre||Plants|