100 Easy-to-grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens

100 Easy-to-grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens

Book - 2017 | Revised third edition.
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The key to a carefree garden is to know which plants will thrive under local conditions and which ones are better left at the nursery. With watering restrictions becoming increasingly common, and rising concerns about exotic invasive species, gardeners have to be savvy about plant selection, making native plants both a practical and ecological choice.

Lorraine Johnson's 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens is the ultimate source for achieving a lush and stunning garden with ease. Whatever the conditions--sunny, shady or in-between--and whatever your style--formal, informal or a mix--there are native plants to help you achieve your gardening goals. Either add to your garden or start fresh with the help of this reader-friendly guide.

With Lorraine Johnson's light humour and down-to-earth perspective, as well as lavish photos by Andrew Leyerle, this is a must-have gardening resource for everything Canadian gardeners need to know about native plants. Horticultural information includes height, blooming period, light requirements and moisture needs, as well as a comprehensive reference chart that provides a list of the most appropriate plants for various conditions at a glance.

This perennial favourite of Canadian gardeners is now back in print with a revised introduction, updated botanical names, new information on how to support native pollinators as well as an updated section on native plant societies.

Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia : Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., [2017]
Edition: Revised third edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771621441
Branch Call Number: 635.95171 Joh 2017
Characteristics: 160 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Leyerle, Andrew - Photographer


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May 17, 2014

The book's name is 100 Easy to-Grow Native Plants, which teaches people how to grow plants. Written by Lorraine Johnson, this book explains how to maintain your garden. The book includes information about plants, such as common names, botanical names, heights, blooming periods. information includes details about exposure, moisture, habitats, ranges, descriptions, maintenance and requirements, propagations, good companions, related species, wildlife, and miscellaneous. At the back of the book, pictures of flowers will help you to chose flowers for your garden.

Jan 28, 2009

This book is excellent in that it gives you a list of 101 flowers native to Canada! It offers great pictures and easy to read information about each plant. This book is a must read for any gardener, even beginners like me!

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