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Welcome to my website, devoted to gardeners who want their hobby to be fun and their garden books and lectures to be both enlightening and entertaining.

I confess that Iím a non-conformist garden writer and lecturer who believes that garden books and programs should be filled with personally-tested directions, conveyed with some attempt to give the audience a delightful, non-sedative, laugh-out-loud experience.

When you read my books or attend my lectures, feel free to laugh at my overwrought successes as well as the innumerable mistakes Iíve made over the decades that helped me learn how to stop killing plants. I also hope you can identify with my misadventures and chuckle at some of your own horticultural foibles.

One promise: the woes of the world are heavy enough upon our shoulders, so Iíll do everything I can to lighten your load.

After all, isnít gardening supposed to be about having fun? 

 

 

P.S. Feel free to click the "Art's Biography" and "Art's Horticultural Accomplishments" buttons to the left to get a dose of my horticultural history to date. 

 

 

Contact Art: artwolk@artwolk.com

 

or call 856-751-8286

 

 

 

Bulb Forcing will teach you how to make potted bulbs bloom indoors when winter is at its worst.

 Copies of Bulb Forcing for Beginners and the Seriously Smitten are now available.

In Bulb Forcing, you'll learn how to grow tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and the rest of their spring-blooming brethren indoors, all winter long, when the view outside your window reveals snow, sleet, or icy rain. Instead, imagine your windowsills filled with an array of dazzling flowers. In the informative and entertaining book, Art reveals the secrets he's used for three decades to win silver cups and baskets of blue ribbons. It's filled with more than 360 glorious photos that show you exactly how to produce your own wintertime flower show every year. And, Art admits, bulb forcing requires no Green Thumb. As long as you can put soil and bulbs in a pot without mortally wounding yourself, you'll succeed. 

Art has taught bulb-forcing segments on the Discovery Channel, FOX, CBS, and heís had his magazine articles published in Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Gardening, and other publications. This elegant book has easy-to-understand instructions as well as Artís laugh-out-loud humor threading its way through every chapter.

NOTE- The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) gave Bulb Forcing a Benjamin Franklin Award in the home/garden book category. The IBPA, the largest not-for-profit trade group in the U.S. book industry, recognizes excellence and innovation in independent publishing with its annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, named in honor of America's most cherished publisher/printer.  

 

For more details about this book, use the "Bulb Forcing for Beginners..." button in the left-hand column.

 

 

 

NOTE: It's back in print!

 

Copies are ready for shipment.

 

 

 

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Garden Lunacy: A Growing Concern, a book for and about gardeners you won't be able to put down. Prolific garden writer Elvin McDonald describes Art as "the Dave Barry of garden writing." More importantly, Art promises that reading Garden Lunacy will be a laugh-out-loud experience.

Feel free to take a look at what's inside Garden Lunacy, the many rave reviews it's received, as well as Garden Lunacy symptoms.

 

The first printing of Garden Lunacy is sold out.

The second printing is coming in January 2024.

You can purchase any available item using a check or money order. Click HERE for details.

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE -- The Little Blue Book of Bulb Forcing 

This booklet reveals secrets of bulb forcing that Art's used to win more than 100 blue ribbons in the Philadelphia Flower Show bulb classes. You'll discover all the information needed to produce your  own glorious indoor, mid-winter pots of daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, crocus, and many other bulbs.  And, for the seriously smitten bulb forcer, you'll learn new techniques to produce your own blue-ribbon displays.

The Little Blue Book of Bulb Forcing is a how-to-garden book that not only supplies information, but also laugh-out-loud humor. Click on the "Add to Cart" button, below, or the "Shopping Cart" tab at the upper-left corner of this webpage.  

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The Little Blue Book of Bulb Forcing: Send check or money order for $9.95 ($10.61 for New Jersey residents).

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AAB Book Publishing LLC 
P.O. Box 1724
Voorhees, NJ 08043

 

                                                                                                  

 

 

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ArtWolk@artwolk.com or 856-751-8286

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