Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gardening from a Hammock -- Book Review

Gardening from a Hammock by Ellen Novack & Dan Cooper. This is a neat little soft cover book with vignettes from notable gardeners, horticultural professionals and garden communicators. First of all I must disclose that I know many of them personally and have at one time or another been in their personal gardens.

There is no such thing as a maintenance free garden but a lower maintenance garden is achievable. This book gives you a selection of tried and true plants for 17 different styles of gardens. The plant selection guide is excellent. The plant index uses both the botanical and common name. This is the book for any starting gardener or for any gardener who is thinking of renovating or restyling their existing gardens. My garden has it's white garden, quiet garden and my entire garden is an experimental garden. Gardening from a Hammock is for me, a quick review for rethinking my garden areas especially the quiet garden where I go to hide. This book is both informative and inspirational.

Gardening from a Hammock is available from:
The Toronto Botanical Gardens Bookstore
Selected Sheridan Nurseries
Novacks in London, Ontario

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review, Bruce. Give us a call if you would like to talk to us on air about low-maintenance gardening.
    Dan Cooper