Gardener's magic and folklore

Margaret Baker, 1928-

Book - 1978

"Never plant too soon; consult the moon" is one of the many pieces of folk wisdom that Margaret Baker has collected from all over rural America and Great Britain in Gardener's Magic & Folklore.... Half magic, half common sense, many of the practices described have ancient roots. Paganism modified by Christianity is readily apparent. But cosmic influences on plant growth ... are now beginning to substantiated by the scientific commulity, as discoveries are made about daily plan...t rhythm, companion planting, and the effect of individual personality on plants. In recent years, support for traditional techniques has burgeoned as increasing numbers of gardeners, both amateur and professional, reject potentially harmful chemicals in favor of organic gardening, which is based on cooperating with rather than exploiting nature. This, Margaret Baker believes, is the essence of successful gardening"--From jacket.

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Published
New York : Universe Books 1978.
Language
English
Item Description
British ed. published under title: The gardener's folklore.
Physical Description
181 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176) and index.
ISBN
0876632991
9780876632994
Main Author
Margaret Baker, 1928- (-)