Weeds in My Garden: Observations on Some Misunderstood Plants

Weeds in My Garden Observations on Some Misunderstood Plants What is a weed Definitions abound some clever than true For the author weeds are plants that grow uninvited in places disturbed by people or their animals But although weeds may invade our fields an

  • Title: Weeds in My Garden: Observations on Some Misunderstood Plants
  • Author: Charles B. Heiser
  • ISBN: 9780881925623
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What is a weed Definitions abound, some clever than true For the author, weeds are plants that grow uninvited in places disturbed by people or their animals But although weeds may invade our fields and gardens, most are not aggressive away from disturbed areas Some have notable virtues, whether medicinal, culinary, or even ornamental Not intended to be a manual oWhat is a weed Definitions abound, some clever than true For the author, weeds are plants that grow uninvited in places disturbed by people or their animals But although weeds may invade our fields and gardens, most are not aggressive away from disturbed areas Some have notable virtues, whether medicinal, culinary, or even ornamental Not intended to be a manual of weed identification although the descriptions, drawings, and photographs will help readers name many of their newfound friends or weed eradication, this book is for anyone interested in weeds as plants A veritable natural history of weeds, it will encourage readers to look anew at these previously unwelcome guests.

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    1. Not the best botanical exposition I have read lately. Although rather thorough coverage of many kinds of plants that could possibly be construed as weeds, it has very limited use for anything other than trivia. In the introduction the author writes that it is not meant to be an identification guide, which makes sense in the context of his purpose for the books. However, I found that not having some sort of picture for each entry made it really hard for me to connect all the random facts with act [...]


    2. I wanted to love this book, I really did. Many "weeds" can be naturalized and perform quite admirably in the more difficult terrain that surrounds my pond and I was hoping this book would help me find some new ones. Also I expected from the title to find that the tone would be amusing and narrative. Not so much. This book is less helpful than my other weed books, and does not work well as pleasure reading either. I do enjoy the occasional tone of delighted discovery as the author, Charles Heiser [...]


    3. A rambling discourse on selected weeds around Bloomington, Indiana, where C.B. Heiser was a professor of botany. Heiser's rather well-known (in certain obscure fields like paleoethnobotany, anyway), and not a bad writer, either. This is a bit like reading an old herbal - it's not so much a guide to weeds as a bunch of short essays, very informal. I liked it a lot but if you're not into gardening or herbs I don't think you'll be interested.My favorite bit of new knowledge from this book: another [...]



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