Gardening at the Shore

Gardening at the Shore

by Frances Tenenbaum
     
 


Creating a garden in a coastal area can be daunting, even for those who have mastered the techniques of inland gardening. Wind, sand, salt, and scorching sun all combine to create a unique set of challenges. Frances Tenenbaum, who has gardened for decades on Martha's Vineyard, knows these challenges intimately and has learned how to meet them. Whether you garden…  See more details below

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Creating a garden in a coastal area can be daunting, even for those who have mastered the techniques of inland gardening. Wind, sand, salt, and scorching sun all combine to create a unique set of challenges. Frances Tenenbaum, who has gardened for decades on Martha's Vineyard, knows these challenges intimately and has learned how to meet them. Whether you garden on the cool, foggy Pacific Coast, the New England and Mid-Atlantic shore, or the warm southeastern Atlantic Coast, the techniques in this book will enable you to create a lush, welcoming garden that can brave the elements. As Tenenbaum admits, it took her years of experimentation to learn how to garden successfully in coastal conditions. Luckily, you don't have to relive her failures: the answers are right here.

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"An informative guide to everything from preparing for hurricanes to planting in the sand. It inlcudes listings of public coastal gardens, hardy species, and advice from experts." Waterfront Home & Design Fall/Winter 2006

"For friends who plant by the sea, Frances Tenenbaum's Gardening at the Shore is just what the horticulturalist ordered. When it comes to writing, Frances, the grande dame of garden book editors, practices what she preaches. A veteran of seashore gardening on Marth'a Vineyard, she advises on dealing with coastal elements from Oregon to Long Island. You'll enjoy the coast-to-coast photos by Jerry Pavia." Irene Virag, www.Newsday.com

"Manageable size and spectacualar photographs by Jerry Pavia make this a gem of a book, practical and beautiful at the same time." Carol Simons, Home & Garden

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881927931
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.75(d)

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Frances Tenenbaum, legendary Houghton Mifflin garden editor, has gardened on Martha's Vineyard for decades. Among her edited volumes are Taylor's Guide to Seashore Gardening and Taylor's Guide to Shade Gardening as well as The Dictionary of Gardening and the Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. She holds a Gold Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and Communication Medal from the American Horticultural Society, and is a Fellow of the Garden Writers Association and Member of the Garden Writers Association's Hall of Fame. A board member of the Friends of the Cambridge Library, she instituted the Secret Gardens of Cambridge program and produced a book of the same name.

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