Slug tossing and other adventures of a reluctant gardener

by Meg Descamp | Home & Garden |
ISBN: 1570610444 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Qimp of Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on 5/29/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Qimp from Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Blurb: "This is the true and humorous story of one woman's conversion from plant ignoramus to moderately competent gardener. Set in the place considered by some to be the very center of the gardening universe - Portland, Oregon, aka the City of Roses - the author explains how she came to attend nature's own school of hard knocks. Meg DesCamp is the original second-class sitizen at the nursery, too flabbergasted to utter her rudimentary questions, able only to wonder in silence why anyone would want to put limes in their dirt. Who else but an uninitiated novice would insist on seeding a new lawn rather than calling the turf guy? This gardener's confession will elicit sympathy and laughter from anyone who has recently taken up the trowel and made the near-religious conversion to amended soil."

Humorous, but it's sad the writer depicts herself as someone who always fights with her husband and is extremely competitive towards her sisters. It doesn't make her lovable. Also I'd like to get to know the neighbours better, we only glimpse them every now and then, so that the death of neighour Ed is quite a surprise. But the writing about gardening is funny and informative. With a bit better editing, this could have been a great book! The (cover) illustrations by Susannah Bettag are attractive and are one of the main reasons I bought this book.

Journal Entry 2 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, May 29, 2008
Indeed, the illustrations on the cover was enough to want to grab this book and take it home, loveable heroine or not. Of course, the title alone is enough to entice me. I am not afraid of some slug tossing myself.

Journal Entry 3 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, June 06, 2008
Indeed, not the most loveable person. At least from the point of view of slugs.
It wasn't such a thrilling story as I expected. Mostly about fertiliser.

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This book travels to the UK, in a double swap.
I hope you enjoy it, coolboxuk!

Journal Entry 5 by coolboxuk from Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Received today - should be fun to read! Thanks a lot!!!

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