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100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants
     

100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants

by Lorraine Johnson
 
Canadian gardeners no longer have to invest incredible amounts of time and money to enhance their gardens with exotic flowers. Instead, they can choose from a rich and stunning assortment of native species. Part of the natural ecology, native varieties thrive easily in garden conditions, and gardeners help to preserve the gene pool of plants available by using them.

Overview

Canadian gardeners no longer have to invest incredible amounts of time and money to enhance their gardens with exotic flowers. Instead, they can choose from a rich and stunning assortment of native species. Part of the natural ecology, native varieties thrive easily in garden conditions, and gardeners help to preserve the gene pool of plants available by using them. Available at local nurseries, these affordable native plants are easy to grow and require minimal maintenance.

With her characteristic humour and down-to-earth perspective, Lorraine Johnson has created this handy reference, perfect for gardeners who want well-researched, and fail-safe information on native plants, including over 100 colour photographs. 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants illustrates and provides basic horticultural information for many native perennials, as well as vines, ferns, annuals and grasses, many of which can be grown in almost all regions of the country. Full-colour charts at the back organize the plants into categories for easy reference.

An invaluable guide for gardeners, 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants is guaranteed to encourage gardeners to take a walk on the wild side.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679309871
Publisher:
Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date:
03/02/1999

Meet the Author

Lorraine Johnson is the author of several books including Grow Wild! Native Plant Gardening in Canada and The Real Dirt: The Complete Guide to Backyard, Balcony and Apartment Composting co-authored with Mark Cullen. Lorraine is also a contributor to Canadian Gardening magazine, Toronto Life Gardens and This Magazine and President of the Canadian Wildflower Society. She lives in Toronto.

Andrew Leyerle is a Toronto-based photographer and illustrator.

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