There's a Moose in My Garden

Designing Gardens for Alaska and the Far North

By Adams, Brenda

208 p., 190 color plates, 8 x 10

Format: Paper

Price: $35.00

Published: 2013

What do you do when a young moose calf wants to dine on your freshly planted Siberian Iris? How do you harness the wild beauty of the north for your own backyard? There’s a Moose in My Garden tackles these questions and more with practical advice from an award-winning gardener.

Adams provides helpful tips for far northern gardeners on how to design and build beautiful, healthy gardens. The book outlines the entire planning and planting process, covering such aspects as handling low-angled sun, soft light, expansive vistas, and a cool climate.


"Even the experienced gardener will find plenty of useful tips in Adams’ book. They are the kind of details you only learn through decades of work in the soil; like how to introduce new plants without bringing in unwanted pests at the same time."
Homer Tribune

"If you are into gardening in cool climates, or know someone who is, this is a fact-filled, and light-hearted read. The book is profusely edited with the author's colorful garden photographs."
Seacoast online

"There’s a Moose in My Garden guides the reader, gently and with humor, through the process of designing a spectacular garden in Alaska and the far north. Author Brenda C. Adams’s enthusiasm is infectious as she coaches readers through plant selection and site evaluation to ensure success in this challenging environment."
—American Gardener