Gardening Book Shares Good Insights On How To Do It Right

2017-07-26

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. July 26, 2017 — Over a span of 50 years, Dr. William Allan Plummer has written articles on native plants and related subjects, mostly dealing with plants or birds on his property. In “Fronds and Anemones” (published by iUniverse), he puts all these writings into one collection, expressing his joy in nature and gardening.

This collection of serious and light-hearted essays primarily deals with birding and growing native plants. Plummer relates how the garden and the gardener have evolved over 50 years. He offers his views on a wide range of topics- paths, stone walls, pruning, weather, gardening excursions and everything in between.

An excerpt from this book:The title of this collection of writings was inspired by a story that appeared in the Fiddlehead Forum, the publication of the American Fern Society. A husband and wife were both avid gardeners and vied in outdoing each other. One fall day, the wife filled a vase with a beautiful bouquet of windflowers. The husband, not to be outdone, removed the windflowers from the vase and replaced them with ferns that he had just picked, exclaiming, “With fronds like these, who needs anemones?”

“I would hope that my love of nature and our native plants would shine through and that they would smile (or groan) at my punning and plays on words. I would hope that they would grow our native plants in their own garden and enjoy them not only in flower, but throughout the year,” the author tells.

“Fronds and Anemones”By Dr. William Allan PlummerSoftcover | 6 x 9in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781532014499E-Book | 246 pages | ISBN 9781532014505Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the AuthorDr. William Allan Plummer, a retired research chemist, grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He served 18 months in the U.S. Army and later earned a chemistry degree from Wilkes University and a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. A member of several plant societies, Plummer is married and has two sons, three stepdaughters and a stepson.

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