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Back in the garden with Dulcy : the best of The Oregonian garden writer Dulcy Mahar /

by Mahar, Dulcy; Mahar, Ted; Oregonian (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Portland, OR : Carpe Diem Books, c2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxvi, 262 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780989710404; 0989710408.Subject(s): Gardening -- Miscellanea
Contents:
Plant lust -- The gardener in you -- Garden design: more than rhodies and roses -- Diseases and snakes and slugs. Oh my! -- The restless months -- Mistakes, mishaps and do-overs.
Summary: "How Did Dulcy Mahar ....become a rock star of the Northwest gardening community? By writing a column for The Oregonian that didn't preach slavish imitation to your next-door neighbor's immaculately mowed lawn and trimmed hedges. Using humor and charm as she shared her weekly triumphs and humiliating mistakes, Dulcy always reassured her readers that it was okay. "As a gardener, I learn by trial and error, and error, and error," she blithely confessed. Dulcy's column ran for more than twenty-two years, showing her readers there was adventure and beauty in their own backyards. Her columns were packed with solidly researched direction and knowledge sprinkled with wit. Her fan base ranged from beginners to master gardeners. When Dulcy died of ovarian cancer in July 2011, devoted readers begged for her column to be reprinted. Through Dulcy's editor, they urged her husband, Ted, to write a book."--Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: February 2014 | Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
Item type Location Call number Status Date due
Lending Books Pacific Northwest Connections Collection SB453.2.P23 M24 2013 (Browse shelf) Available

Includes index.

Plant lust -- The gardener in you -- Garden design: more than rhodies and roses -- Diseases and snakes and slugs. Oh my! -- The restless months -- Mistakes, mishaps and do-overs.

"How Did Dulcy Mahar ....become a rock star of the Northwest gardening community? By writing a column for The Oregonian that didn't preach slavish imitation to your next-door neighbor's immaculately mowed lawn and trimmed hedges. Using humor and charm as she shared her weekly triumphs and humiliating mistakes, Dulcy always reassured her readers that it was okay. "As a gardener, I learn by trial and error, and error, and error," she blithely confessed. Dulcy's column ran for more than twenty-two years, showing her readers there was adventure and beauty in their own backyards. Her columns were packed with solidly researched direction and knowledge sprinkled with wit. Her fan base ranged from beginners to master gardeners. When Dulcy died of ovarian cancer in July 2011, devoted readers begged for her column to be reprinted. Through Dulcy's editor, they urged her husband, Ted, to write a book."--Provided by publisher.

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