Featured Book: 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian GardensVitality Magazine March 1, 2017
Lorraine Johnson, one of Canada’s preeminent gardening authors, has expanded and revised her popular reference book for 2017. This is an updated, one-stop gardening reference book featuring native plants that thrive in Canada’s diverse climates, focusing on the plants that are easy-to-grow, low cost, and requiring less upkeep in their native habitats across Canada.
The key to a carefree garden is to know which plants will thrive under local conditions and which ones are better left at the nursery. With watering restrictions becoming increasingly common, and rising concerns about invasive species, gardeners have to be savvy about plant selection, making native plants both a practical and ecological choice.
Lorraine Johnson’s 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens is the ultimate source for achieving a lush and stunning garden with ease. Whatever the conditions – sunny, shady, or between – and whatever your style – formal or informal – there are native plants to help you achieve your gardening goals. Either add to your garden or start fresh with the help of this reader-friendly guide.
With Lorraine Johnson’s light humour and down-to-earth perspective, as well as lavish photos by Andrew Leyerle, this is a must-have gardening resource for everything Canadian gardeners need to know about native plants. Horticultural information includes height, blooming period, light requirements, and moisture needs, as well as a comprehensive reference chart that provides a list of the most appropriate plants for various conditions at a glance.
This perennial favourite of Canadian gardeners is now back in print with a revised introduction, updated botanical names, new information on how to support native pollinators, as well as an updated section on native plant societies.
Lorraine Johnson was the president of the North American Native Plant Society and is the author of numerous books on gardening and environmental issues, including The New Ontario Naturalized Garden (Whitecap, 2001), The Gardener’s Manifesto (Penguin Canada, 2003) and City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing (Greystone, 2010). She is currently based in Toronto, Ont.
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