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The Gardener's Guide to Weather and Climate : How to Understand the Weather and Make It Work for You
by Michael Allaby


Overview - "We owe it to our plants to read this book. After all, while we just live with the weather, our plants have to survive it." -- The Washington Post

All gardeners are at the whim of Mother Nature, and so are our plants. Whether it's coping with extreme drought or record-breaking snow fall, gardeners--and gardens--across the country are fighting against the elements.
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Overview
"We owe it to our plants to read this book. After all, while we just live with the weather, our plants have to survive it." --The Washington Post

All gardeners are at the whim of Mother Nature, and so are our plants. Whether it's coping with extreme drought or record-breaking snow fall, gardeners--and gardens--across the country are fighting against the elements. Instead of just reacting to the weather, Michael Allaby suggests that gardeners use knowledge about how the weather works to create the best growing conditions for their plants. Allaby brings big-picture atmospheric concepts to life with a comprehensive introduction to how weather works and explanations climate change, weather systems, and microclimates. The Gardener's Guide to Weather and Climate proves that instead of gardening at the mercy of the weather, knowledgeable gardeners can make the weather work for them

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781604695540
  • ISBN-10: 1604695544
  • Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Series: Science for Gardeners

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Books > Gardening > Climatic - General
Books > Nature > Weather
Books > Gardening > Reference

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Science-geek gardeners will love this volume in Timber Press’s Science for Gardeners series. Allaby (Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate) is a fount of climate knowledge, starting with the cleverly stated difference between weather, a daily changing set of conditions, and climate, or long term weather averages: “ ‘Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.’ ” Knowing that will help any gardener to begin to talk knowledgeably about climate change, one important topic in the book. But gardeners will want the dirt on plants and how their growth and flourishing is affected by weather and climate, and Allaby’s book is less helpful on this score. He’s long on hard science, written understandably, in chapters on climate, weather, and soils, but he pays relatively little attention to problem-solving and protecting gardens against harsh weather. It’s science but with little to no horticulture. Color illustrations enhance the value of this book for the reference shelf; it’s probably best read in winter by those seeking the really big picture for their gardens. (May)

 
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