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Favourite Perennials for Atlantic Canada: How to Choose, Design, and Plant by Todd Boland

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Tailored specifically to Atlantic Canadian gardeners, this is a must-have guide for the hundreds of perennials suitable to the often-challenging weather and soil conditions of Canada’s east coast. Whether you’ve been gardening for decades, or you’re just contemplating where to build your first flower bed, Favourite Perennials for Atlantic Canada has the information you need to design, plant, and maintain a thriving flower garden.

  • Which plants work best together?
  • How can you extend the blooming season of your favourite flowers?
  • Which cultivars are best suited to your zone? What works in a seaside or inland garden?
  • Hundreds of splendid full-colour photos will inspire your perennial picks.
  • The at-a-glance guides will ensure your success, pointing you to the best plants for rock gardens, pollinator gardens, heritage gardens, and coastal gardens, as well as those in the shade, in wet, dry, or cold areas, among others.

Boland’s passion and knowledge-and his impeccable photography-come together to make this essential for every gardener.


Todd Boland has been gardening for over 40 years. Todd is currently the research horticulturalist at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Botanical Gardens. As a result of his love of gardening, he is the author of several books, including Wildflowers of Nova ScotiaWildflowers of New BrunswickWildflowers and Ferns of Newfoundland, Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes, and Trees and Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recently Todd was the super flower sleuth that helped the Master Gardeners of Ontario search for Canada’s national flower. The winner was the Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis).