|From The Publisher*||The Canadian Gardener's Guide is a one-stop manual for both beginner and more experienced gardeners, containing all the practical techniques, inspirational ideas, and problem-solving advice you need to make and maintain a garden of any size.|
Focusing on the skills you need as your garden develops, from a basic understanding of plants and their needs to planning and building the garden you want, this updated 3rd edition covers flower, vegetable, and fruit gardening, plant and garden care, lawn maintenance, advice for common problems, and beautiful catalogs of plants for every type of soil and conditions. Advice on tools and guidance on how to build patios, fences, pergolas, and ponds are also included. Canadian gardeners will find topics relevant to their needs and interests, including native Canadian plants, fruit and vegetables for a short growing season, gardening in cold frames, and managing stormwater with a rain garden.
|Biographical Note||Canadian editor: Canadian writer Lorraine Johnson is the author of numerous gardening books, including 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing, and Tending the Earth, and editor of DK's What Plant Where Encyclopedia. Past-president of the North American Native Plant Society and a regular speaker to horticultural groups, she is passionate about the importance of sustainable gardening and the use of Canadian native plants. Lorraine currently lives in Toronto.|