Des Kennedy gave a talk at the Qualicum Beach Civic Center tonight, he is renowned in gardening circles for being a most entertaining speaker and author of informational and humorous books and articles on gardening and gardeners.

On one of his books covers, it say that Des has a remarkable ability to capture the essence of the gardening experience, with his unique combination of sensitivity, zany humour, and deep understanding of the natural world.   How true,…. he will have you laughing in recognition at your own gardening maladies as he relays his own and will teach you many new ways to both create your garden and understand it!

Des lives on nearby Denman Island with his partner Sandy where they have developed a remarkable garden on their acreage in the forest. They often generously open their garden to the public during the Denman Island House & Garden Tour, where you can see first hand exactly what he is describing in some of his books.

The book standing up is his newest one of eight and I couldn’t resist buying it tonight. The three others I bought at previous talks, each one unique and unputdownable! Be ready to be inspired!