The Vermont Gardener's Companion tells how to get the most out of Vermont's short gardening season and details how readers can use organic methods to improve soil, deal with diseases and pests, and get better results with their plants in a state where winter temperatures plunge far below zero and rocks left by the glaciers pop out of the ground each spring like bread from hyperactive toasters. With good humor and a natural teacher's gift for explanations, Henry Homeyer makes gardening fun and readily accessible to all.
Henry Homeyer is a University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension master gardener with more than fifty years' experience in organic gardening. He is a freelance writer whose weekly gardening column is carried by a dozen New England newspapers; associate editor of People, Places and Plants magazine; and author of Notes from the Garden (University Press of New England), selected as one of the best gardening books of 2002 by the Christian Science Monitor. Once a month he broadcasts on Vermont Public Radio as the gardening guy, once or twice a year he appears on an hourlong call-in gardening show on New Hampshire Public Radio, and he often speaks to garden groups, such as the Boston Flower Show.