The most beloved and respected gardening expert of the Pacific Northwest, Ciscoe Morris, entertains us with gardening stories and shares advice, information, and wisdom from a career that has spanned 45 years and is still going strong.
With heart and humor, Ciscoe Morris regales us with stories from the gardens he has tended, the wildlife he has encountered--deer, moles, rats, birds, and more--the dogs who have joined him on his travels, the secret lives of insects, and his endeavors as head gardener at Seattle University. Each story will make you smile but will also contain a nugget of gardening wisdom or a practical, helpful tip that home gardeners will be able to put to use in their own gardens.
About the Author
Ciscoe Morris loves gardening and storytelling. He is a horticulturist and popular TV and radio host. He wrote a weekly newspaper column for 17 years, first for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer followed by the Seattle Times. His first book, Ask Ciscoe, was among the top-selling garden books nationwide. Ciscoe spent the majority of his long gardening career as director of grounds care at Seattle University where he developed a nationally recognized organic gardening program. Additionally, he has been a longtime Master Gardener, an ISA-certified arborist and a WSNLA-certified horticulturist. When he isn't speaking at events throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond, you'll find him working in his northeast Seattle garden which has been featured in several publications. Besides gardening, he is passionate about traveling. Despite his busy schedule, he manages to find time to host garden tours all over the world.
A Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Bestselling Book
American Horticultural Society Great American Gardeners Award Winner
"Oh, La La! is a horticultural hoot filled with gardening gold." —Seattle Times
"A compilation of amusing—well, sometimes downright hilarious—anecdotes, each containing a nugget of gardening gold." —Eugene Weekly
"From pruning roses to growing potatoes in a container, applying integrated pest management, encouraging pollinators, and managing compost, this guide will serve gardeners in any and all hardiness zones beyond the Pacific Northwest." —Booklist
"Ciscoe Morris's latest book is much more than a standard gardening guide." —Inlander
"Only a handful of garden writers can hold your attention; make you laugh; and then, when you least expect it, teach you something. Luckily, we have a local force of nature named Ciscoe Morris, who not [only] makes us laugh but manages to dispense incredibly useful gardening information..." —425 Magazine