The Montana Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening under the Big Sky

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The Montana Gardener’s Companion explains how to identify and address common shortcomings of Montana soils, including alkaline soils (the most common soil in Montana), acidic soils (found in some soils in the mountains and near Great Falls), and salty soils (found especially in eastern Montana and in areas west and northwest of Great Falls east of the Divide and in the far northeastern portions of Sheridan County). This book explains the different climates of eastern and western Montana, the effect of elevation ...
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The Montana Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening under the Big Sky

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Overview

The Montana Gardener’s Companion explains how to identify and address common shortcomings of Montana soils, including alkaline soils (the most common soil in Montana), acidic soils (found in some soils in the mountains and near Great Falls), and salty soils (found especially in eastern Montana and in areas west and northwest of Great Falls east of the Divide and in the far northeastern portions of Sheridan County). This book explains the different climates of eastern and western Montana, the effect of elevation on growing seasons, and how Montana gardeners can lengthen their growing seasons through careful plant selection, choosing the correct exposure, planting properly on slopes and using season-extending products.
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Montana gardening offers numerous possibilities but many problems. Depending on your location in the state, the soil can be alkaline, acidic, or both; precipitation and temperatures can vary radically. Mastering the nuances of these conditions can be difficult without the help of a reliable green-thumb companion, which arrives this month in the form of a trustworthy guide penned by Best Garden Plants for Montana authors Bob Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744541
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Series: Gardening Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,442,771
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Gough is professor of horticulture and associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture at Montana State University and the author of nine gardening books. Cheryl Moore-Gough is the Montana State University Extension state horticulturist, the state Master Gardener Program coordinator, and the host of the Northern Garden Tips radio show. Both authors make regular appearances on PBS’s Montana Ag Live.
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Each of these easy-to-use guides explores the soil varieties in each state, and helps readers identify which they have and how to maximize their growing seasons. The guides list specific plant recommendations for lawns, vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees, with special sections on annuals for each specific area, trouble-shooting for various pests and invasive plants, and up-to-date state-specific resource directories so readers can find the right plants, right where they live. Whether it’s acidic, alkaline or salty terrain, the local authors are proven experts in their respective states, and these new guides by superb master gardeners will become invaluable references for lucky gardeners in these states.
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