Trowel & Error: Over 700 Shortcuts, Tips, & Remedies for the Gardener
by Sharon Lovejoy
Gardening season is in full swing and that means so are the forces that find no greater joy than in destroying your precious plants! Although it might seem easier to go to your local garden center and buy weed killers and bug sprays, with just a little effort you can care for your garden without breaking your bank.
Allow me to introduce Sharon Lovejoy – artist, author, and gardening expert. Her book Trowel & Error compiles tons of gardening tips and remedies that are easy to use, safe for you and your loved ones, and they work! For example, did you know that cinnamon repels ants? Neither did I until I took Lovejoy’s advice and sprinkled some along the ant trail in my cabinet. How about using old cologne to gently mist visible flies, aphids, or mealy bugs wreaking havoc in your container plants? Knocks them right out! And my favorite tip, leave out a saucer of beer to attract slugs and they’ll die a happy death. Trowel & Error is so much fun to open at random and take in Lovejoy’s illustrations and folksy advice. This is a must read for all gardeners from the casual to the passionate. -crystal