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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. — biography from Raising Animals by the Moon: Practical Advice on Breeding, Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Animals in Harmony with Nature

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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.
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