Designing a Northern Garden
1 There’s a Moose in My Garden
2 Getting Started
3 Your Master Plan
4 Designing Paths, Ponds, and Other Structures
5 To Fence or Not to Fence—That Is the Question
6 Selecting Successful Plants
7 Designing Beautiful Garden Beds
8 Color Considerations
9 Fabulous Foliage
10 Bark, Berries, and Fragrance
11 Incorporating Herbs and Veggies
12 Putting the Plants All Together
Building and Managing a Low-Maintenance Northern Garden
13 From Plan to Reality
14 Preparing Your Soil
15 Techniques to Lower Maintenance
16 Building Your Garden Beds
17 Buying Your Plants
18 Planting Techniques
19 Using Mulch
20 Weeds and Other Maintenance
21 Time to Enjoy
Some of My Favorite Hardy Plants and What Makes Them Special
22 Evaluating Plants from a Design Perspective
23 Herbaceous Perennials
24 Perennial Grasses
26 Perennial Vines
About the Author and Her Alaska Gardening Adventure
Erica Glasener, author and host of HGTV's A Gardener’s Diary
“Brenda’s extensive knowledge and her sense of humor add richness to this delightful book. A must have!"
"There’s a Moose in My Garden guides the reader, gently and with humor, through the process of designing a spectacular garden in Alaska and the far north. Author Brenda C. Adams’s enthusiasm is infectious as she coaches readers through plant selection and site evaluation to ensure success in this challenging environment."
"Even the experienced gardener will find plenty of useful tips in Adams’ book. They are the kind of details you only learn through decades of work in the soil; like how to introduce new plants without bringing in unwanted pests at the same time."
C. Colston Burrell, author of Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants
“Experienced and novice residents alike will find There’s a Moose in My Garden a must-read, while visitors curious about the vagaries of northern gardening are sure to find the book irresistible as well.”
Steven Still, executive director, Perennial Plant Association
“In There’s a Moose in My Garden, Brenda Adams provides a clear, step-by-step guide to creating a garden in Alaska and the Far North. Readers who follow Brenda’s sage advice will be rewarded with an opportunity to create the garden of their dreams."
"Whether you’re a wannabe gardener wondering where to start, a gardener with many years in the soil, a visitor wanting an informative, humorous, beautiful look at the northland from a gardener’s perspective or just someone in search of an entertaining read, There’s a Moose in My Garden will fit the bill."
Alan Armitage, author of Armitage's Garden Perennials
“How can you not love this book? Brenda’s photos are fabulous, her knowledge of design is elegant, and her plant selection for the Alaska gardener is first-rate. It is destined to be the Bible of Alaska gardening. I am hooked!”
"If you are into gardening in cool climates, or know someone who is, this is a fact-filled, and light-hearted read. The book is profusely edited with the author's colorful garden photographs."
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