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The Passionate Gardener

Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb

Regular price $21.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781553651987
  • Tags: Des Kennedy, Nature & Environment,
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 7.5
  • Published On: 10/16/2006
  • 200 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781926685489
  • Tags: Des Kennedy, Nature & Environment,
  • Published On: 12/01/2006
  • 200 Pages

The 13 short pieces featured in Passionate Gardener roam widely and wildly, examining, among other things, common idiosyncrasies and the collective chaos of garden clubs, the host of psychopathologies that afflict "plants people," and obsessive-compulsive behavior such as the chronic moving of plants. This is an irreverent exploration of the fierce attachment so many people develop to the potty world of peat moss and perennials.

Des Kennedy is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author and environmental activist. He is the author of four books of essays, including The Passionate Gardener, a memoir and three novels, including Climbing Patrick's Mountain. Noted as one of the most influential personalities on the Canadian gardening scene, Des writes a regular column for GardenWise magazine and has been a columnist for the Globe and Mail. Des lives on Denman Island, BC.