The Gin & Tonic Gardener

The Gin & Tonic Gardener

Confessions of A Reformed Compulsive Gardener

Book - 2006
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The Gin and Tonic Gardener is designed for those who would rather enjoy our gardens than be enslaved by them. Weeds? Janice Wells exhorts us to have another gin and tonic to obscure, or at the very least, help you forget, those usurpers of the garden.

Janice Wells, a well-known writer and journalist, uses her own garden as a laboratory for the gardening column she writes for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. Though filled with humor, The Gin and Tonic Gardener provides practical tips, including ways to transform a concrete pathway to look like paving stones, how to disguise an ugly fence by encouraging vines to cover it, and how to scour rummage sales for inexpensive and attractive outdoor furniture. Plus, she offers a listing plants that will grow despite willful neglect, poor growing conditions, and being occasionally doused with the remnants of a cocktail.

Spirited, funny, and filled to the brim with amusing gardening anecdotes and wisdom, this book is designed especially for the reluctant gardener who is looking for a way out of the tyranny espoused in gardening magazines, home and garden television shows, and those fussy neighbors who cast disgusted glances at the green spaces outside our homes.

Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter, c2006
ISBN: 9781552637555
Characteristics: 180 p. : ill. ; cm
Alternative Title: Gin and tonic gardener


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Jun 17, 2017

A real life book about what gardening is all about with some handy hints and suggestions. Not the fluff and perfection you get with most gardening books/magazines. Can relate to some of the author's dilemmas and decisions! An entertaining read...and it's Canadian!

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