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Garden Secrets
New Brunswick Gardeners Share Their Sotires
'In this collection of stories, New Brunswick garden expert, Debby Peck, tells us of the struggle of her fellow gardeners to make something beautiful happen in their yards, fields and woods. The result is a wonderful look behind the beauty - to the toil, physical pain, pesky weeds, vanquished by ingenuity, knowledge and sometimes, just plain luck.'

There are personal accounts of many gardeners and gardens here...all filled with illustrations and practical tips and tricks for gardening in Atlantic Canada.

Review - by Jodi DeLong

Gardeners in New Brunswick, as in other Maritime provinces and northern states, are faced with a variety of temperamental climates as they exercise their green thumbs. But gardening in a persnickety climate can also be incredibly rewarding.

Prepare yourself for a visual feast as New Brunswick garden writer Debby Peck takes you on a tour of some of the most delightful gardens around. Not only do we get to peek into many private, public and commercial gardens throughout New Brunswick, there are quite literally dozens of ideas and tips about good growing.

Peck, a plant scientist, teacher and very fine garden writer from the Picture Province, has carefully designed her book in sections, covering a realm of topics. Whether you’re interested in herbs, fruits or vegetables, perennials, trees and shrubs or annuals, water or rock gardens, public or heritage gardens, how to save seed or keep deer out of the garden, there’s something for every gardening enthusiast in this tidy volume. For those who like to travel, perhaps a vacation to New Brunswick might come about from reading Garden Secrets.


Author : Debby Peck
ISBN : 1-55109-348-0
Publisher : Nimbus
Sugg. Retail Price : $19.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 240

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