This book was published in the Spring but it is a year rounder for all time. At first glance it looked good--I've purposely...

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THE PLANT DOCTOR

This book was published in the Spring but it is a year rounder for all time. At first glance it looked good--I've purposely waited to test it and it is AAA material. Tree surgeons have been at work for some time but a plant doctor is a novelty that should soon become a necessity. Gardeners spend enough time and labor on their places to obtain the maximum in health, beauty and bloom, but often they work blindly in a manner so unscientific and unsanitary as to horrify them in any other field of science. We'd hardly pile up influenza or meningitis germs beside our healthy children's bed, yet that is the usual procedure in gardening. Dr. Westcott says--pop them into a paper bag, burn them, put bichloride of mercury into the infected soil, mind the poison and wash your hands. Common sense--good gardening medicine! The book is arranged as a calendar suggesting one hour a week to be spent on the health of your garden from March through November. So much time can be lost trying well meaning neighbors' makeshifts that every one possessed of a garden, be it a window box or an estate, will welcome this book. It is sound yet absurdly simple, as valuable an aid for diagnosis as for cure, what is wrong and what to do. The best part of this book is that every gardener must buy a copy to own and one to lend for it simply must be on call every minute.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1937