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Louise Riotte (1909-1998) was one of America's most beloved gardeners. Riotte wrote 12 books in her lifetime, She lived on a small farm in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Inclui os nomes: L. Riotte, Riotte Louise

Obras por Louise Riotte

Berries Rasp- & Black (1979) 55 exemplares
Grow the Best Strawberries (1981) 54 exemplares
Successful Small Food Gardens (1977) 46 exemplares
Egg decorating (1973) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Gnostica, Vol 5 #2, #38 (1976) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Riotte, Louise Therese
Outros nomes
Helbach, Louise Therese (birth name)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA
Local de nascimento
Hawesville, Kentucky, USA
Local de falecimento
Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA

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Louise Riotte wrote 12 books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes, which has sold more than 515,000 copies. Her father taught her to believe in and practice astrology, while her mother was a practicing herbalist. All her books feature her own line drawings.

Before becoming a book author, Riotte was a ghost writer for Simon & Schuster and for Jerry Baker's national radio call-in show, "On the Garden Line," and she wrote a number of articles for Organic Gardening.



Went out and bought this book. Great tips for companion plantings in gardens. There's some great design tips and maps and the author covers pests, herbs, flowers, vegetables, berries, fruit trees. Very extensive.
Jeff.Rosendahl | 8 outras críticas | Sep 21, 2021 |
Rose Hips for vitamin C, dried flowers brighten rooms in winter, night lights affect plant growth, growing wildflowers from seed, old roses, dyeing with Nature's colors, butterfly bush, easter eggs & more.
jhawn | 4 outras críticas | Jul 31, 2017 |
I'm accumulating quite a number of gardening books and if I'm not careful, someone is going to start thinking I know what I'm doing when I'm outside digging in the dirt.

When MT and I started building our garden/back yard (there's no grass - just plants everywhere) we started from scratch and chemical free. One of the first things I learned was to plant basil and marigolds with your tomatoes to control nematodes and aphids. I don't know about the nematodes, but do you know, our tomatoes never have aphids. My strawberries, planted in another section of the garden were covered in them this year, but not the tomatoes.

So I'm all about learning more about companion planting. Carrots Love Tomatoes is a pretty good reference for just that. The author provides a comprehensive list of plants divided into sections (vegetables, herbs, wild plants, fruit trees, etc.) and lists plants that will not only make beneficial companions but also plants to avoid pairing together if you want to avoid the botanical equivalent of the Capulets and the Montagues.

The back of the book includes suggested garden plans that take full advantage of companion planting and there are plans for all size gardens, including window boxes, balconies and children's gardens. I especially liked that he had a suggested garden layout for those that have to take physiological restrictions into account. He even includes a plan for a "spirit garden" which is not a garden to attract paranormal visitors, but rather a garden of plants used to make the spirits that haunt your bar drinks.

A source list at the back will be handy for those that live in the USA.
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murderbydeath | 8 outras críticas | Oct 17, 2016 |
Great reference. This works sort of like a dictionary. There are entries for various plants with short blurbs about what or what not to plant together. Riotte also covers a variety of topics like pests and planning. Definitely worth the read and the space on your shelf if you are hoping to make the most of your flower garden.
lesmel | 4 outras críticas | Jun 2, 2014 |


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