Welcome to Gardening from a Hammock

Learning how to make your garden work for you

Finally a book that recognizes that while we all want beautiful gardens, we don’t all want to work too hard at it. I have been told countless times that there is no such thing as a lazy gardener. But the truth is, I am a lazy gardener. Or I would like to be, if I could figure out how to be one.  (Just so you know, my co-author, Dan Cooper, is not a lazy gardener – it’s all about balance.)

Gardening from a Hammock helps us get organized by assisting with choices of low-maintenance plants that keep working when we don’t. Talented gardeners tell us why they choose certain plants, how to work the soil, watering techniques, and how to get the maximum benefit from our choices.  Essentially, how to garden smart so it’s not work.

We are delighted to introduce a low-maintenance gardening book that borrows expertise, tips and valuable experience from nationally recognized gardeners. We also are grateful to all the photographers who so kindly let us use their wonderful photos for the sake of educating and sharing their love of gardening. Please check out their individual pages under gardeners and photographers and their websites from the adjacent Honour Roll. As well, special thanks to Dave Cooper at ttc for his page design and support, and Wendy Thomas for her editing skills. A special thanks to Linda Chaplick for meticulously reading and editing along the way.

We are glad you came by to learn about our  Gardening from a Hammock.  It also is available at many stores including the Toronto Botanical Garden shop in Toronto, Sheridan Nurseries, selected Lee Valley stores,  as well as through Amazon.ca.  Like our gardens, we trust this website will grow as we learn and share along the way.

Happy Gardening,

Ellen and Dan

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7 thoughts on “Welcome to Gardening from a Hammock

  1. How exciting!
    Make sure you let us know where we can find you and your book at Canada Blooms.
    It is sure to be a useful tool for those of us gardeners that struggle to make the difficult choice as to which plants will make it home with us and which regretfully will be left behind at the nursery. Cogratulations.

    • Thanks Helen
      If you can’t make that tough decision about leaving plants behind, check out the plantaholic garden and the onesy-twosy chapters.
      You will be able to find our book at the Toronto Botanical Garden and Sheridan Nurseries booths at Canada Blooms. Hope to see you there.

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