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Frances Tenenbaum, legendary Houghton Mifflin garden editor, has gardened on Martha's Vineyard for decades. Among her edited volumes are Taylor's Guide to Seashore Gardening and Taylor's Guide to Shade Gardening as well as The Dictionary of Gardening and the Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. She holds a Gold Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and a Communication Medal from the American Horticultural Society, and is a Fellow of the Garden Writers Association and a member of the Garden Writers Association's Hall of Fame. A board member of the Friends of the Cambridge Library, she instituted the Secret Gardens of Cambridge program and produced a book of the same name.
An informative guide to everything from preparing for hurricanes to planting in the sand. It includes listings of public coastal gardens, hardy species, and advice from experts. Waterfront Home & Design 20061001 [This has] useful chapters on invasive plans, tips and advice from the pros, a host of useful places-to-ask, ... and a text that is wondrously readable and inspirational, even for those of use whose gardens are mostly of the mind. -- Marilis Hornidge Rockland Courier-Gazette 20061116 If you know an avid gardener who lives within range of the coast - anywhere in the United States - Gardening at the Shore is the one book they'll want. -- Jane Berger Garden Design Online 20061201 Gives advice on overcoming the special problems of growing plants on all coasts of the U.S., including bits of advice from several seashore gardeners. It is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Jerry Pavia. -- Margaret C. Crooks Asbury Park Press 20061214 Just what the horticulturist ordered. When it comes to writing, Frances, the grande dame of garden book editors, practices what she preaches. A veteran of seashore gardening on Martha's Vineyard, she advises on dealing with coastal elements from Oregon to Long Island. You'll enjoy the coast-to-coast photos by Jerry Pavia. -- Irene Virag Newsday 20061217 Has very good information about what works and what doesn't. -- Abby Jane Brody East Hampton Star 20070413 A mine of information about gardening at the seaside. -- Adrian Higgins Washington Post 20070812 Would make a fine present for a friend living and gardening to [Maine's] south, or on the Pacific coast. -- Carol Howe Downeast Coastal Press 20070924