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Sara Williams and Bob Bors--Book Launch (Reading and Signing)

Thursday Dec 07 2017 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove

Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens is a comprehensive full-colour handbook for growing fruit in cold climates that is aimed at the home gardener. Includes a detailed map and reference guide to zones, hardiness, planting time, and best practices to ensure growth and survival. From pincherries to haskaps, tree fruits to vine fruits, and everything in between, renowned horticulturalists Bob Bors and Sara Williams delve into the science of growing and maintaining fruit plants for northern gardeners.

Sara Williams is the author or co-author of numerous books dealing with gardening in cold climates, such as Best Trees and Shrubs for the Prairies; Creating the Prairie Xeriscape and Gardening Naturally. She was the founder and first editor of The Saskatchewan Gardener.

Sara has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Horticultural Extension from the University of Saskatchewan (along with an Honourary Doctorate of Law) as well as a B.A. in English and History from the University of Michigan. Retired as the Horticultural Specialist, Extension Division, University of Saskatchewan, she continues to write articles and to give workshops on a wide range of gardening topics throughout the Canadian prairies.

Bob Bors is the Head of the Fruit Breeding Program, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, at the University of Saskatchewan. He earned a B.Sc. from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from the University of Guelph.

He teaches courses and workshops on fruit production, propagation, greenhouse management and general horticulture. His program actively breeds and maintains over a dozen fruit crops and is world famous for breeding haskaps, dwarf sour cherries and Under-the-Sea. coleus that are taking gardeners by storm.

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Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens

- Trade paperback

by Sara Williams - $39.95 - Add to Cart

Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens is a comprehensive full-colour handbook for growing fruit in cold climates that is aimed at the home gardener. Includes a detailed map and reference guide to zones, hardiness, planting time, and best practices to ensure growth and survival. From pincherries to haskaps, tree fruits to vine fruits, and everything in between, renowned horticulturists Bob Bors and Sara Williams delve into the science of growing and maintaining fruit plants for northern gardeners.