What Is Companion Planting?
Companion planting is simply planning your garden to take advantage of the natural friendships between plants. In Roses Love Garlic you'll discover how flowers help or hinder other flowers, and similar interactions between vegetables and flowers:
- Garlic fights black spot, worst enemy of the rose
- Pepper juice protects plants from viruses; hot pepper plants discourage insects.
- Marigolds drive away nematodes.
- Some flowers attract insects, some repel them.
Roses Love Garlic will introduce you to hundreds of flowering plants, tell you how to grow them, where best to plant them. It's loaded with lore about transplanting, raising a night-blooming garden, growing flowers for dye, raising wildflowers, and much, much more.