NOTED PLANTSWOMAN, HERB AUTHORITY, AUTHOR AND LECTURER
JO ANN GARDNER
HERBS IN BLOOM
"The author brings an authoritative voice to the literature of herb gardening . . . combines an enlightened design sensibility and contagious enthusiasm for the ornamental qaualities of flowering herbs . . . and presents a wide range of herbs that opens up alluring landscaing possiblities."
--ALICE JOYCE, BOOKLIST
"In a friendly but straightforward manner Gardner details propagation methods, site and soil selection for her 80 favorite flowering herbs."
"What I enjoyed most is her delight in the exuberance of the more rumbustious herbs, not for her are the prissy designs of those who have suffered from too much rigorous after-breakfast-nursery-training, but those of the true enthusiasts compelled to cram a year's herb growing into the few brief months separating one winter from the next."
--ANTHONY LYMAN-DIXON, HERBS JOURNAL
" . . . a must-have book for anyone watning to explore growing flowering herbs in our climate."
--CATHIE DRAINE, RAPID CITY JOURNAL
"How many herbs could make a showing in a flower garden? But one glimpse of its colorful cover . . . made me open the book at once. What an eye opener!"
--CAROL HOWE, MAINE ORGANIC FARMER AND OBSERVER
"This is a book you will read and read again . . . she is truly a gardener. This book is full of revelations and experience that we can benefit from . . . Herbs In Boom, a simply perfect idea."
--MOUNTAIN VALLEY GROWERS, CALIFORNIA
LIVING WITH HERBS
" . . . has a distinctly personal style, giving the reading insight into the author's philosophy of gardening and of life. Everything she has written is tried-and-true, from-the-heart and wonderfully marked by her own practical spirit."
--ROSEMARY FOSTER LOUDEN, CO-AUTHOR PARK'S SUCCESS WITH HERBS
"Living with Herbs is not just a story of embracing the herbs into one's life but a heartwarming epistle of gardening in a harsh land."
--MADALENE HILL, CO-AUTHOR SOUTHERN LIVING GARDENING
". . . a wonderful book. It's honest, inspiring, warm-hearted, and full of fresh ideas, original observatons, and reliable advice."
--RITA BUCHANAN, EDITOR TAYLOR'S GUIDE TO HERBS
"Though herb books are everywhere you turn these days, a classic guide for the home gardener hasn't been produced in my opinion since Adelma Simmons' HERB GARDENING IN FIVE SEASONS. Until now. Jo ann Gardner's book should be the herb classic for this generation."
--PINETREE GARDEN SEEDS
GARDENS OF USE & DELIGHT
"As I read Gardens of Use & Delight, I was struck by its authenticity, springing as it does from two people who are in direct contact with their piece of soil. Whether reading the book simply to enjoy the experiences of other 'demon' gadeners, or looking for practical information, the passion and wisdom of Jo Ann and Jigs Gardner shows through. Their thirty years of hard-won garden wisdom is a treasure for anyone cultivating the edible and non-edible gifts of the garden."
--ROSALIND CREASY, AUTHOR THE EDIBLE GARDEN SERIES
"If you find yourself dreaming of transforming your yard into gardens that are not only functional but that add beauty to the landscape, this book should become your guide. The authors offer plenty of basic growing advice from their own personal experiences, and this engaging text will inspire gardeners to discover their own combinations of flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables to fit into the landscape. With an imaginative eye and Gardens of Use & Delight in hand, you will be able to combine plants and aesthetics to create simple gardens for your pleasure and for your table!"
--DIANE WHEALY, CO-DIRECTOR SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE
"If we redefine 'wealth' as 'gladness to be alive,' this is a rich book indeed. It speaks with voices that are literally grounded in the abundance and handcrafted fertility of a colorful Nova Scotian farm. Jigs and Jo Ann Gardner risked their lives to pursue meaning, connectedness, and the wealth of nature at their Cape Breton Farm. Their book proves the risk paid off!"
-DAVID WANN, CO-AUTHOR AFFLUENZA: THE ALL-CONSUMING EPIDEMIC
". . . this is not a book about waving a magic checkbook and acquiring an instant garden. Rather, it relates the evolution of a landscape planted by two people who wanted to enjoy the daily walk to the barn, the woodshed, the check coop, and the mailbox---while feeding their family of six, and producing jams, herbs, flowers, cheese, eggs, bacon, and other products for sale. . . the impetus for the book is the Gardners' desire to pass along their concept of an integrated landscape . . . that unifes the practical and beautiful in a satisfying whole."
--RENEE BEAULIEU, AMERICAN GARDENER MAGAZINE
THE OLD-FASHIONED FRUIT GARDEN
"Locavores before the term was coined. Jo Ann and Jigs Gardner share their love of small fruit gardening and cooking in this charming small book. They make it seem so easy! They celebrate the beauty and charm of small fruit in the garden, and also many recipes for jams, jellies, chutney, etc., as well as various dishes that are enhanced by a fruit filling or accompaniment. There is even a recipe for cottage cheese!"
"Gardner and Bussolini are a great team, bringing together decades of herbal expertise, gardening acumen, and an exciting vision of how silver foliage contributes to the impact and allure of a garden plan."
--ALICE JOYCE, BOOKLIST
"Every aspect of plants with silver foliage is covered in this valuable new book."
--GRAHAM RICE, American Gardener
"A bible . . of the increasingly popular plants with the metallic moniker."
SEEDS OF TRANSCENDENCE: Understanding the Hebrew Bible Through Plants
"Love your book. It is unique and so rich! Seeds of Transcendence will be a treasure for generations to come.
--Marsh Hudson-Knapp, Pastor Fair Haven VT First Congregatonal Church