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Bruce Partridge, who was there almost from the start, tells the unlikely story of the creation and success of Pleasant Valley Nurseries. PVN was an Antigonish, NS treasure for almost forty years, and helped change the style and possibilities of landscaping and gardening in norther Nova Scotia.
"Borderline Hardy in 5b" presents the narrative of how PVN started from an impractical dream, through all the struggles and unexpected triumphs of landscaping, contract work, greenhouse development, and tree nurseries. The stories are both funny and insightful.
The second half of the book is a collection of essays on gardening, with practical advice anybody with a plot of land and a dream of growing things will benefit from reading.
Bob Osborne of Corn Hill Nursery writes, "These kernels of information come from someone who has learned from years of experience and can be trusted as most reliable. An easy-to-read journey into an iconic business whose legacy will continue to be felt far into the future."