Gardening on the Prairies
A Guide to Canadian Home GardeningPaperback - 1992
Gardening on the Prairies features the most effective methods for successful gardening on the Canadian prairies. This easy-to-follow guide demystifies home gardening for the novice and provides the more experienced gardener with the benefit of the author's years of experience in the field of horticulture Inside you will find a discussion of soil, along with tips on soil improvement. The basics of landscape design and putting in a lawn are covered, as well as details on regular garden maintenance and the effective use of fertilizers. This colourful book includes extensive lists of annuals and herbaceous perennials best suited for prairie conditions, and information on a wide range of trees and shrubs. Successful fruit and vegetable growing is featured, along with a discussion fo greenhouses. The chapters on insect pests and plant diseases describe common symptoms and the best control methods. The most effective methods of weed control are also examined. A step-by-step monthly planner tells what to do and when; features of a wide variety of garden equipment and tools are explained. The glossary provides a quick reference for commonly used horticultural terms.
Publisher: Vancouver, B. C. : Douglas & McIntyre, 1992, c1987.
Characteristics: xi, 246 pages,  pages of col. plates :,illustrations (some color) ;,23 cm.