Author(s): Louise Riotte
This is written as an A-Z style dictionary of gardening tips, up to date with the revival of natural pest management and organic gardening. Somehow this little book gets jam-packed with amazingly thoughtful, motivating and entertaining information-- very much reminds me of gathering materials from farmers dusty notes over a period of lets say 200 years or more. Has a believable wisdom put into useful format.
Paperback with faded dustjacket but tidy copy.
Beloved Storey author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. She wrote 12 books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes, which has sold approximately 515,000 copies. Her father taught her to believe in and practice astrology, while her mother was a practicing herbalist. Together they inevitably influenced her life and her books, Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping with a Sunflower, Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and her most recent book, Raising Animals by the Moon. Her own line drawings are included in all her books. Before authoring books, Riotte was a ghost writer for Simon & Schuster and for Jerry Baker's radio gardening show, and she wrote a number of articles for Organic Gardening as well. Riotte took pride in her garden near her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma, which her son Eugene helped care for in her later years.