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California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd Paperback – Jan. 1 1890
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A Must-Have for the California GardenerReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2019
The California Master Gardner Handbook is worth every cent. It is chock full of information that goes well beyond the typical "garden book" by Sunset and others. The chief complaint I have is that the smaller color photos — in this case, photos depicting the types of weeds I am trying to deal with in my yard — are a bit muddy and difficult to make out. (This could be resolved by printing the photos on glossy pages or by replacing the whole-plant photo with a macro close-up for better identification.) In summary, my gripes have to do with the materials, which are better suited for trade paperback size publication than a hefty reference book. (As an example, the cover on this book would be very easy to bend or otherwise damage.) That said, it's what's between the covers that counts most — and on that front, this book is pure gold to any California gardener of any skill level.
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Great book for the aspiring gardner!Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2016
If you're an aspiring California gardner like me, and have a background/appreciation for the biology of plants, you'll love this book! It's a little intimidating at first, but the more you relax and just take it in small bites, you'll find it's dense full of information about plant care. It feels kind of like your highschool biology book at times and then also dives into more hands on techniques in other parts. It's a fun read full of information, not so much of a "how to garden" book. Hope this helps!
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Gardening 101Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2018
Price is awesome. Cheaper that purchasing at my school bookstore. Also got it with next day shipping. Very pleased. The binding is a little thin and sometimes for a beginner the verbiage is a little unfamiliar.
It's IN there!Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2016
If you live and grow stuff in California, this is your ONE GO-TO book! Whether it's how to grow something, or what to do to get rid of a stubnorn pest, organic or not, manual or chemical, stuff i n most households or go to Amnazon and order it, like the spaghetti sauce commercial used to say, "It's IN there!"
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All inclusive reference book !Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2020
Great reference book. If you would actually sit down and read the whole thing, you’d have nearly all you need to know!