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Book review: Plants for Atlantic Gardens

Plants for Atlantic Gardens
Handsome and Hard-Working Shrubs, Trees and Perennials
By Jodi Delong

Atlantic Canada has its garden challenges and few know better than Nova Scotia writer and garden columnist Jodi DeLong. Written in a conversational, can-do style, Plants for Atlantic Gardens provides solid advice on the shrubs, trees and perennials that can take what the East Coast delivers.

Divided into two main sections—Shrubs and Trees, and Perennials—Plants for Atlantic Gardens covers more than 100 plants suited to the unique Maritime climate. Not sure where to start? Perhaps one of the five appendices will help you hone in on the best picks. Whether you’re looking to discourage deer or encourage bees, are contending with a backyard bog or East coast desert, these carefully selected options have got your back as you face the most common garden challenges.

With more than 200 photos, detailed planting information, cultivar recommendations and hard-earned warnings, the Atlantic gardener is sure to have success with these buy-once plants.

What makes this book unique?
Besides the East Coast focus, Delong's lively writing and storytelling make this an entertaining yet informative read. But what else would you expect from a gardener with a bristlecone pine named Bob?

Price: $29.95
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing


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