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Plants for Atlantic Gardens



With all the special challenges associated with gardening in Atlantic Canada, in-depth information and genuine inspiration are even more important. Plants for Atlantic Gardens is your go-to resource for growing perennials, shrubs, and trees on the East Coast. Well-known gardening columnist Jodi DeLong profiles over 100 of the best species for planting in Atlantic Canadian gardens. Each plant description includes essential gardening in- formation, such as growing requirements, hardiness, height, and bloom period. In an accessible, friendly writing style, Jodi also tells prospective gardeners about the plant’s natural history in the region and shares her own experiences—both good and bad! The book includes a hardiness map, Jodi’s list of preferred further reading, and short sidebars on useful topics like soil type, native plants, and pollinators. Over 200 colour photos provide readers a great opportunity to truly assess each plant’s suitability for their own gardens

Jodi DeLong is a freelance writer, perennially compulsive gardener and author of The Atlantic Gardener’s Greenbook. When not working in her own ruthlessly abundant gardens, she’s writing about, taking photos of, talking about, or thinking about plants, gardens, and gardening. Jodi is a contributing writer, photographer, and long-time gardening editor for Saltscapes magazine, and also writes regular gardening columns for other publications, including the Halifax Sunday Herald and the Atlantic Co-operator.


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