Joey Green, guru of weird uses for brand-name products, is also the author of Joey Green's Amazing Kitchen Cures, Joey Green's Magic Brands, Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose, as well as more than 20 other titles. Joey has appeared on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Today, The View, and The Rosie O'Donnell Show.
Green, whose numerous books include Polish Your Furniture with Pantyhose and Amazing Kitchen Cures, again demonstrates his fascination with offbeat uses for brand-name household products. Here, the garden is the stage for "magical" remedies for problems caused by a host of annoying pests and for many "miracles" of plant restoration or cures. Each chapter offers fun and fascinating solutions to gardening problems employing well-known products that are easy and safe to use, such as a dollop of toothpaste and a brush to clean up bird droppings or white vinegar poured in sidewalk cracks to prevent unwanted grass from growing there. These applications appear to be environmentally safe and nonhazardous to humans and will be appreciated by organic gardeners. One cannot help but wonder whether the specific brand name must always be used to obtain the desired result, but overall, this entertaining work offers sound, practical advice. Recommended as a fine resource for public libraries seeking gardening materials with a new twist.-Deborah Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.