The Passionate Gardener: Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb

Author: 
Des Kennedy
Publisher: 
Greystone Books
Publication Date: 
2006
ISBN: 
1–553–65198–7

paper, 218 p., $16.95

This book takes an entirely unique approach to gardening — gardening with a sense of humorous delight in success and a chuckle at failure, and an overriding enjoyment of it all. With great wit, Des Kennedy deals with the many problems that come with gardening, and provides great advice on how to approach them. The Passionate Gardener: Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb is really a biography of Kennedy’s garden, eleven acres on one of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. It is a wonderful tale filled with stunning ideas. As the author notes, “This book is an appreciation to gardeners everywhere who go about the vital work of sustaining a beautiful and bountiful world.”

— Barbara Mahany, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
9
Number: 
2