Sand & Soil: Creating Beautiful Gardens on Cape Cod and the Islands

The perfect how-to guide for gardening on Cape Cod and the islands.

Plants for screening, blue hydrangeas, salt tolerant plants, gardening for the seaside and sandy soil—the author deftly disentangles the many idiosyncrasies and potential pitfalls of growing a healthy and beautiful garden, both on the Cape and on the surrounding islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, a climate in equal measure challenging and rewarding.

C. L. Fornari has herself lived and gardened on the Cape for twenty-five years and is the author of many acclaimed gardening books, quite a number of them focusing on the Cape’s specific growing conditions.

Complete with an index to help you navigate the parade of flowers, fungicides, and footstools, Sand & Soil will help you bring forth beautiful blooms from this legendary landscape.

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C. L. Fornari is a creative gardening expert and self-defined “plant geek” who transitioned from artist to garden communicator in 1995. She is the author eight books as well as the host GardenLine, heard on WXTK, and co-host of Plantrama, a podcast produced by Zachos and Fornari. She speaks to audiences at horticultural trade shows, garden clubs, botanical gardens, master gardener symposiums, alumni/women’s groups and neighborhood associations. In addition to speaking, radio, and writing, C. L. blogs and runs a consultation service for Hyannis Country Garden, an independent garden center on Cape Cod. She grows her multitudes of plants on Poison Ivy Acres on Cape Cod.