Reviews

Click on the book covers below for reviews of each of our books.

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What’s Wrong With My My Houseplant?

“Clearly and expertly written.” —Publishers Weekly

“Concerned home gardeners seeking 100 percent organic solutions to houseplant woes will welcome this guide. . . . Filled with full-color photos throughout and back-matter resources, conversion tables, and an index, this ecologically sensitive houseplant how-to will prove popular.” —Booklist

“Sometimes, despite all your best efforts, a plant heads south. What’s Wrong with My Houseplant? by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth is a go-to manual for diagnosing problems with indoor plants. Each of the 148 plant portraits, organized by plant type, notes common ailments and describes how to provide an optimum household environment. An illustrated rogue’s gallery of pests and disease symptoms is accompanied by organic solutions for effectively dealing with them.” —The American Gardener


What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?

“If you want a healthy, productive, and healthful vegetable garden largely free of pests and disease, What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden belongs in your garden library.” Edward C. Smith, bestselling author of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible

“Lavishly illustrated guidelines offer nearly infallible means of diagnosing and treating setbacks through easy-to-follow, cross-referenced charts. As foolproof as they come, this guide presents clear, straightforward advice augmented by precisely illustrative photographs that will help insure growing success.” — Booklist

“ Those looking for a well-illustrated, well-organized resource will not be disappointed.” –Publishers Weekly

“Full of useful photographs, charts for diagnosing problems, numerous organic solutions, and hints for avoiding problems in the first place.” — Viveka Neveln, American Gardener

“An authoritative guide to organic vegetable growing. … With this attractive book, organic gardeners will find it easy to grow vegetables and diagnose and organically treat common problems. Recommended.” — Library Journal

“Provide[s] a thorough method of diagnosing what’s wrong with the various crops of a vegetable garden.” — Halifax Chronicle Herald

“Here’s help to keep your garden plants healthy, recognize when they’re not, and apply the right organic solution.” — Green Bay Press-Gazette

“An ideal read for gardeners looking to grow the healthiest, most problem-free plants and vegetables” — American Reference Books Annual

“This colorful guide to troubleshooting organic gardens provides detailed information on the treatment of diseases and elimination of pests for specific fruits and vegetables, and promotes a holistic approach to garden health.” — Book News

“A comprehensive index and chapter-by-chapter discussions of individual vegetables avoid the frustration of wading through generalized advice.” — San Francisco Chronicle


What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?

“If you want a healthy, productive, and healthful vegetable garden largely free of pests and disease, What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden belongs in your garden library.” Edward C. Smith, bestselling author of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible

“Lavishly illustrated guidelines offer nearly infallible means of diagnosing and treating setbacks through easy-to-follow, cross-referenced charts. As foolproof as they come, this guide presents clear, straightforward advice augmented by precisely illustrative photographs that will help insure growing success.” — Booklist

“ Those looking for a well-illustrated, well-organized resource will not be disappointed.” –Publishers Weekly

“Full of useful photographs, charts for diagnosing problems, numerous organic solutions, and hints for avoiding problems in the first place.” — Viveka Neveln, American Gardener

“An authoritative guide to organic vegetable growing. … With this attractive book, organic gardeners will find it easy to grow vegetables and diagnose and organically treat common problems. Recommended.” — Library Journal

“Provide[s] a thorough method of diagnosing what’s wrong with the various crops of a vegetable garden.” — Halifax Chronicle Herald

“Here’s help to keep your garden plants healthy, recognize when they’re not, and apply the right organic solution.” — Green Bay Press-Gazette

“An ideal read for gardeners looking to grow the healthiest, most problem-free plants and vegetables” — American Reference Books Annual

“This colorful guide to troubleshooting organic gardens provides detailed information on the treatment of diseases and elimination of pests for specific fruits and vegetables, and promotes a holistic approach to garden health.” — Book News

“A comprehensive index and chapter-by-chapter discussions of individual vegetables avoid the frustration of wading through generalized advice.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Lavishly illustrated guidelines offer nearly infallible means of diagnosing and treating setbacks through easy-to-follow, cross-referenced charts. As foolproof as they come.” — Booklist

“Those looking for a well-illustrated, well-organized resource will not be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly

“The kind of book that you can take with you out into the garden, sit down beside a troubled plant, and flip through the photos and descriptions to diagnose the problem. Very, very helpful.” — New Life on a Homestead

“Hooray! Something to figure out what’s bugging your vegetables.” — Garden Gate

“Keep this reference handy, especially if you’re a novice gardener who’s longing for success with veggies.” — Juneau Empire

“A thorough description of various organic solutions.” — Jan Riggenbach, Midwest Gardening

“Illustrated problem-solving guides that help you to spot trouble and deal with it organically.” — Sandra Barrera, Los Angeles Daily News


What’s Wrong With My Plant (And How Do I Fix It)?

“This is one of the best books I’ve seen for guiding the gardener through the maze of maladies that can visit garden plants. … This book is a valuable tool and long overdue.” Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

“The information is concise: “A borer’s hole and frass (poop) are obvious on this asparagus stem.” (Thank you very much.) The illustrations are clear, the remedies organic. I promise you, things will go wrong. Be prepared.” Dominique Browning, New York Times

“I’ve been waiting years for this very book — it answers the one question every curious gardener is sure to ask. I love their easy-to-follow flow charts!” — Joe Lamp’l (aka Joe Gardener), nationally syndicated Garden columnist, author, television host.

“I’ve barely put this book down since I bought it, and look forward to using it to maintain my plants this year.” Utah Preppers

“This book makes diagnosing a plant problem super easy. I have never seen anything quite like it and it works remarkably well.” Jeneen Wiche, Louisville Sentinel-News

“A definite keeper for my library.” Christine Thomson, Triangle Gardener

“Its 500 color photos and 600 line drawings facilitate fast identification of diseases, pests and other problems. … And, equally important, this comprehensive text explains how to use environmentally friendly remedies to restore plant health.” Ledger

“An essential book for anyone who gardens.” Jane Berger, Garden Design Online

“The smartest, best-thought-out book on diagnosing plant problems (and how to solve them) that I have seen in all my years as a gardener.” Jodi Delong, Halifax Chronicle Herald

“It’s like having a Master Gardener at your beck and call, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, any season of the year.” Colleen Vanderlinden, About.com

“You’ll have experts waiting on your book shelf to help you. Because if you haven’t asked yourself ‘what’s wrong with that plant’ yet, you will one day.” Deborah Roberts, Garden of Possibilities blog

“Almost as good as having your own consulting plant doc at hand.” Valerie Easton, Plant Talk

“A wonderful book for the gardener facing his/her first garden problems. It’s also a handy reference guide for experienced gardeners.” Dee Nash, Oklahoma Gardening Examiner

“Where does this book belong on my bookshelf? Front and center.” Carol Michel, May Dreams Gardens blog

“The idea behind What’s Wrong With My Plant? is so obvious that I almost gave myself a head slap for not thinking of it first. … A phenomenal resource for the serious gardener as well as for hobby gardeners who just want to know why some flowers wilt and die.” Mary Jane Smetanka, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Written by plant pathologists, What’s Wrong? thoroughly covers diagnosis and cure in three parts: Simple to follow, illustrated, flowcharts of problems; organic approaches to cures; and photographs to clarify diagnosis.” Molly Day, Muskogee Phoenix

“Whether your garden consists of herbs on a kitchen windowsill, a vegetable garden, an elaborate backyard border or a container on a patio, this reference book is a resource any gardener can use.” Michigan Gardener

“Bases its tutelage on progressive drawings that will help puzzled gardeners diagnose the troubles. Another plus: Suggested remedies are organic.” Renee Enna, Chicago Tribune

“It was with great joy and relief that I opened an envelope…with What’s Wrong With My Plant? My excitement heightened when I saw that authors David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth had approached the subject organically.” Kym Pokorny, OregonLive.com

“A valuable resource for all gardeners.” Marin Independent Journal

“David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth have pruduced one of the best and most easily used keys to diagnosing a wide range of plant problems. …Makes a great gift for any gardener.” Cheryl Cadwell, Warwick (RI) Beacon

“A book that will grow dog-eared and dingy from use, yet remain on gardeners’ shelves for years to come.” Karen Taylor Gist, New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Has trouble-shooting flow-charts and solutions aplenty.” Penny Carnathan, Tampa Tribune

“A welcome reference book for any gardener, one to keep front and center on your bookcase so that when problems show up, you’ll be able to avoid your worst plant nightmares and continue to have a garden as your own paradise.” Carol Michel, Southside Times

“An answered prayer for all gardeners.” Ken Druse, Real Dirt blog

“I wish I had [this book] sooner, so I could have prevented the spread of fungus. This is a valuable reference for gardeners of virtually any skill level and experience.” Carol Michel, Mr. McGregor’s Daughter blog


The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening

“Practical, clearly organized, and well-illustrated, this will be a great resource for gardeners of all levels of expertise.” Reference and Research Book News

“A good choice for gardeners with a wide range of experience — new growers and veterans alike will be able to learn something.” Margaret Heller, Library Journal

“This how-to guide clearly demonstrates how gardeners’ sustainable practices can positively shape our shared environment.” The Dirt (ASLA)

“Some of the most balanced and thorough writing about sustainability issues in the landscape that I’ve seen.” MattGoesGreen.com

“For anyone, from newbies to experts… There’s much to learn in The New American Landscape.” Kirkus Reviews

“A radical revamp of how we approach yard care.” Bil Daley, Chicago Tribune

“It’s an impressive range of talent, and the subjects they write about affect gardeners everywhere.” Kate Campbell’s Word Garden