Tending Your Garden

Tending Your Garden

A Year-Round Guide to Garden Maintenance

By Gordon Hayward; Mary Hayward; Richard Brown (Photographer)

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393059045, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 2007

For twenty-five years, the Haywards, expert horticultural consultants and authors of many books and articles, have been tending their own garden in Vermont. Here, beautiful photographs illustrate how and what the Haywards do in their garden from earliest spring until snowfall: pruning trees and shrubs; planting, staking, and dividing perennials; and edging, deadheading, and weeding. They also include many tips for reducing maintenance. Their advice can be put to work in the reader's garden, regardless of size or location. Line drawings by Elayne Sears give more details on specific techniques. Anecdotal, encouraging, and crammed with information, this is a gorgeous treatment of a very practical subject.

About the Author
by Gordon Hayward and illustrated by Elayne Sears

Mary Hayward, grew up gardening in the Cotswolds in England.

DR. RICHARD BROWN was one of Canada's foremost experts on seagoing birds and worked for many years as a marine biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service in Halifax.