The number of books available about gardening has grown exponentially since I started growing plants. Then there is what is available on the internet. Phenomenal.
I do not plan to attempt such writings. In this column, I would like to share what works for me here in Albert County by the marshes with the moisture-laden breezes from Shepody Bay loitering over our property.
What I share may not be for every gardener. Over the years I have come to rely on watching what goes on in Nature, reading whatever I find on gardening, totally avoiding chemicals, including native plants and “weeds” in my collections, and tolerating what may be a mess to others because I do not always have time to keep things “neat.” The books would call me an informal gardener; I say English cottage gardens and lichen-covered roadside banks have always been some of my favourite designs.