Books

SIgnature de livres Joceylne Giroux

I’ve has written over 60 gardening books over the last 35 years. Here are a few of the most popular ones.

Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows

 Perennials for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste

Annuals For Every Purpose: Choose The Right Plants For Your Conditons, Your Garden

The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada

Houseplants For Dummies

And here are a few of my French-language books:

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La bible des vivaces du jardinier paresseux – Tome 1

La bible des vivaces du jardinier paresseux – Tome 2

Les 1500 trucs du jardinier paresseux

La collection Tout-terrain

8 comments on “Books

  1. Julia Farber

    Mr. Hodgson, maybe you would write a book about sneaking invisible and little-known edibles into ordinary looking landscaping. Such as vining a fence with malabar spinach, vining a pergola with drought hardy beans, placing decorative urns filled with sunset muskmallow. A tree collard standing six feet tall in a corner. Frost-hardy Somerset grape growing on a fence up north, hard shell squashes such as red Japanese kuri, and seminole pumpkin in the south. Radishes under trees. Breadfruit tree, Moringa tree. These are hardy, perennial, no-work plants. People also need to know they can eat bean leaves, radish leaves, squash leaves. Urns out front containing edibles don’t look like a food garden, but are. This isn’t gardening, it is just “putting,” Set it and forget it plants, almost weeds. No work, and it also doesn’t look like food. You could even stick artificial flowers in some of those, to make them look even less like food. “Micro perm,” might be the concept, drawn from the permaculture concept, but on a tiny scale. It’s ‘Reverse Gardening.’ First you: find out what grows very easily where you are, and then learn to like it, to eat it raw or learn to cook it. If you plant right before rain, you don’t even have to water. Food for the non-gardener. Normal gardening is an amusing combat sport; insisting that nature bow to your will. But some have no interest in gardening; this might be a way for such peope to eat effortlessly. By tilling their ideas and their habits, instead of their soil. Eating easily grown if initially unfamiliar foods. But only well-established, proven, crops, nothing experimental. Just a thought….

  2. Dorothy Found

    I have 3 of Larry’s books- making the most of shade, perennials for every purpose, and annuals for every purpose. They are my favourite gardening books and have been read many times. It’s as though he’s talking directly to you and resolving your specific problems. Love them.

  3. Larry, what do you know, I own your book, Making the Most of Shade! It is my Bible for my Woodland Garden!

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