This collection of the very best annuals, perennials, bulbs, vines, groundcovers, shrubs, and trees for the prairie region of Canada and the northern plains of the United States is a must-have for all
This collection of the very best annuals, perennials, bulbs, vines, groundcovers, shrubs, and trees for the prairie region of Canada and the northern plains of the United States is a must-have for all prairie gardeners.
Included are colour photographs and detailed descriptions of 101 plants, as well as essential information about where and how to grow the plants, tips on companion plantings, bloom and colour charts, and "collectors' choice" sections describing many related and exceptional plants to tempt even the more experienced gardener.
101 Best Plants for the Prairies offers sound advice on how to make the most of your time and money when creating a beautiful garden. Gardeners from the U.S. and Canada shared their expertise and inspiration with authors and avid gardeners Liesbeth Leatherbarrow and Lesley Reynolds. The result is a well-researched, lively gardening guide that will allow you to plant with confidence in a challenging climate.
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"A must-have for all prairie gardeners . . . offers sound advice on how to make the most of your time and money."
— Regina Leader-Post
"A useful resource for anyone looking ahead to another gardening season. . . The format is an accessible two-page treatment for each of the plants listed."
— The Saskatoon Star-Pheonix
"This book could well be the perfect companion for shopping at the greenhouse and will help gardeners spend their money wisely. . . could become the most useful volume in your collection."
— The Winnipeg Free Press
"Each plant is given two pages which more than covers any and all questions you may have about a particular type of plant. That plant partners are suggested with each variety is especially useful. The collectors' choice, which lists specific species of the particular genus, is beneficial as well. . . an ideal addition to your gardening library."
— The Calgary Sun
"A good guide for hardy plants where temperatures are extreme."
— Western Living
"I love the organization here; one plant for each two (facing) pages, a short but succinct description of its culture, a "plant at a glance" description, and a brief testimonial about the plant from a real gardener."
— The Edmonton Journal
"101 Best Plants for the Prairies is a guide to gardening in the prairie, in particular the region between the border of the United States and Canada. . . Any gardener in the region ought to strongly consider 101 Best Plants for the Prairies as a almost necessary addition to their personal libraries."
— Midwest Book Review