Books by Liz Primeau

Front Yard Gardens

Front Yard Gardens book

Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass was first published in 2003 and was an instant success, welcomed by gardeners who , like me, wondered why we were so dedicated to front-lawn monocultures kept green with pesticides and too much fertilizer when we could have biodiverse gardens that were not only lovelier to look at but were kind to nature. An updated and expanded edition of the book was released in 2010 Continue reading

In Pursuit of Garlic

in pursuit of garlic book cover

In Pursuit of Garlic: An Intimate Look at the Divinely Odorous Bulb is my ode to an unappreciated vegetable. It has a fascinating history that goes back to Neolithic times– as a food, a medicine, an aphrodisiac and even as currency. Today garlic is undergoing a renaissance and is being studied seriously for its health benefits. The book also includes the practical stuff–how to grow garlic, cook it, and choose the best varieties for your garden. Continue reading

My Natural History

My Natural History book

My Natural History: The Evolution of a Gardener is a memoir of my life as a gardener, the hobby that started when I was a teenager and grew into a career when I became editor of Canadian Gardening magazine and host of its HGTV weekly television show. This excerpt recounts my admiration for wild, natural gardens–one in particular–which became the basis for my own failed attempt at a suburban meadow garden. Continue reading