New! My Shade Gardening Book

coverimageThis page is dedicated to my new book, The Shady Lady’s Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening. If you’ve ever been frustrated by garden books too general to be of use or full of empty promises, this book is for you. It’s written specifically for gardeners in the Northeast and focuses on best plants and practices for our growing conditions. I propose a unique approach to design based on the performance potential of superior plants and offer some simple rules for getting reliable results. A large yet highly selective illustrated plant gallery including all the indispensable perennials, ferns, and bulbs for our region will help you make the best possible choices for your property. If you thought you needed sun to have a satisfying garden, I hope my book will help you see shade in a new light!

Publication date: May 6, 2014

Publisher: University Press of New England

Available on a pre-order basis from these retailers, or inquire about pre-ordering from your local bookstore:


Barnes and Noble


Indigo (Canada)

Powell’s Books