The ABC's of companion planting with flowers; rose hips for Vitamin C; dried flowers brighten rooms in winter; night lights affect plant growth; growing wild flowers from seed; old roses of romance and legend; dyeing with nature's colours; plant a butterfly bush!; beautiful Easter eggs, naturally; night bloomers for daytime workers; try a touch of silver in your garden.
Beloved author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. During her life, she wrote twelve books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes. Her father taught her how to practice astrology, while her mother was an herbalist. Together they greatly influenced her life and her books, including Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping with a Sunflower, Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and Raising Animals by the Moon. Riotte was an artist as well as a writer, and her own drawings appear in all of her books. She took great pride in her garden near her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
"Fun to read and more interesting than many how to's."Publishers Weekly
"[Roses Love Garlic] is fascinating and makes interesting and useful reading."Newsday
"Let Louis Riotte introduce you to hundreds of flowers and all their friends (and enemies, too.)Countryside & Small Stock Journal
"...unlocks the secrets of companion gardening as well as other gardening lore."Butler (Pa.) Eagle