Two self-proclaimed "crotchety old horticulture professors," Ed
O'Rourke and Leon Standifer share an immense love of gardening, a
vast knowledge of all things horticultural, and a hearty sense of
humor. In Gardening in the Humid South, they combine all of these
traits to provide a practical and entertaining guide to gardening
in the region they know best, the humid subtropics of the lower
In chapters with titles like "Bulbs and Things That Act Like
Bulbs" and "Weeds: Telling Good Guys from Bad Guys," Ed and Leon
offer friendly how-to advice on a broad array of issues, including
choosing and preparing a cultivation site, raising fruit, growing
in containers, using fertilizer, and preparing for cold
Regardless of your gardening style, Ed and Leon can help. Are
you a weekend warrior who enjoys leisurely Saturday mornings in the
yard? Ed and Leon will show you ways to improve your garden while
cutting back on your total effort. Is your yard large enough to
keep you busy all day, every day? Ed and Leon know some short cuts
that you probably haven't tried. Are you an apartment gardener with
only a window sill and a few old pots to cultivate? Ed and Leon
have some tips just for you. Even armchair gardeners will delight
in living vicariously through the agricultural antics of these
witty and wise old hands.
In Gardening in the Humid South, two old friends share their
contagious enthusiasm for their avocation and show that despite the
hard work, gardening is, above all, fun.
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