Dealing with a sick plant is one of the most frustrating situations a gardener can face. More often than not, we have no idea what is causing the problem, or how to fix it. Fortunately, help is at hand. What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) provides an easy system for visually diagnosing any problem, and matching it to the right cure.
This innovative and easy-to-use guide is split into three parts.
Part One presents easy-to-follow, illustrated flow charts — organized by where on the plant the symptoms appear — that allow readers to accurately diagnose the problem. The format is so simple it doesn't even require knowing the name of the plant; all you need to know is whether the problem is affecting its roots, stem, flowers, or leaves. It does not matter whether the plant is a houseplant, perennial, vegetable, tree, or shrub.
Part Two offers a 100% organic way to fix the problem. From improper growing conditions and environmental factors, to molds, pests, and diseases, every problem has a safe, natural solution. Part Three shows photographs and drawings of stressed, damaged, and diseased plants that help with accurate comparison.
Whether your garden consists of herbs on a kitchen windowsill, a vegetable garden, an elaborate backyard border, or a container on a patio, What's Wrong With My Plant? is an indispensable resource. If you can see it, you can fix it. Curing a sick plant just doesn't get any easier.
Identify the problem and find the cure for your: Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Bulbs, Houseplants Seeds and Seedlings, Shrubs, Trees, Lawns. Learn how to become a plant doctor -- no Ph.D. required.
Paperback. 452 pages. 7⅝ x 9¼ in. 472 color photos, 600 line drawings. Timber Press.
This book made it easy to find the problem with my citrus trees, and the solution. I love the diagnosis pages, complete with drawings of what the area of the plant might look like, and the pictures in the 2nd half of the book that show what the pests, diseases, and other issues look like.Review by Casey (on 4/25/13)