Bestselling author and gardening columnist Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide for gardeners at every stage of life. Whether you're moving into your first apartment or condo, upgrading to a house, or downsizing to smaller digs, Harris shares the best tips on how to create a beautiful garden for any space — all on a budgetThe highly anticipated sequel toBestselling author and gardening columnist Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide for gardeners at every stage of life. Whether you're moving into your first apartment or condo, upgrading to a house, or downsizing to smaller digs, Harris shares the best tips on how to create a beautiful garden for any space — all on a budgetThe highly anticipated sequel to her popular book Thrifty: Living the Frugal Life with Style, Thrifty Gardening marries Harris's passion for gardening with her thrifty lifestyle savvy so that everyone can create a natural oasis whatever their living situation is — and without breaking the bank....
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Thrifty Gardening Reviews
I wasn't sure how I felt about this book. I kept running into the problem of us using words differently and so having different expectations. I was a little put off at the start because she starts off talking about what to do when buying a house or having one built or having a garden landscaped and none of those really say thrifty to me. However, most of it is really interesting and informative. The bit about dryposting I found especially good. Also worth noting is that for each section the author has included ways to adapt for balcony gardens and the challenges they have.
My idea of thrifty clearly differs from that of the author. If I could afford a landscape architect, an arborist, or a gardener I would definitely not be looking to a book for advice on how to garden thriftily. No real useful information here if you genuinely don’t have much cash to put into your garden.
A good book, though not entirely thrifty in the way one might imagine. There are many stories that involve people with big budgets, where "thrifty" more means "directing money away from one project to be used in another." There are, thankfully, sections that talk about garage sales, propagating from seeds, and other means of creating garden spaces with little to no budget at all. I wouldn't say that this is the dominant mentality, but perhaps everyone will take something away from her experience. While I did learn about new perennials and annuals, as well as seed trading services, I didn't really learn anything entirely new.
I really didn't like the author's voice here, which was the main reason I put this down. Harris seemed to be all over the place, and was so idealistic about gardening that it was a little amusing, but not enough to be satirical and therefore entertaining... In addition, this did not cover topics I was interested in; 'thrifty', to me, means tips on how to garden for less time and money. The first section of this book dealt with buying a house with the correct garden... A house is hardly on my list of small purchases.
Some useful advice for getting started. A lot of it didn't apply to me right now since I don't really have a yard in which to garden but the bits about balcony gardening were still good. I will probably refer back to it in the future. I liked the emphasis on good soil and maintenance. Time to start experimenting!
Well enough written, but I don't think I'm in the right place for it. I think it could have done with a lot more diagrams, and perhaps a separate section for balcony gardening.
Some good advice as always, but rather sad, as she is getting older and one can feel the winding down of the gardening avocation. Thrifty publication: gardening book with no pictures.
Some good tips but overall a somewhat boring read. Will keep the good advice but don't remember anything else I read.
I found that I didn't learn anything new from what I already know but that could be because I have read a lot of gardening books. this could be a good book for someone who is a beginner gardener