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The Prairie Gardener's Go-To Guide for Perennials

March 21, 2023 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781771513920
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Description

The eighth book in the Guides for the Prairie Gardener series is all about those reliable, grounded plants you can count on: perennials.

Perennials are those species whose stems and leaves die back to their crowns each fall, but whose roots remain alive throughout the non-growing months. They include showy flowers like peonies, poppies, lilies, clematis, and lupine, but also edibles like asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, sunchokes, and rhubarb.

In this guide prairie gardening experts Janet Melrose and Sheryl Normandeau answer questions like

  • What are the best perennials for building biodiversity in my garden?
  • What's the difference between species, variety, cultivar, and nativar?
  • What kinds of perennials can I grow in containers?
  • When and how do I divide plants once they're well established?
  • How do I keep enthusiastic re-seeders from taking over?
  • Which of my perennial babies need to be brought inside for the winter?

The pair dedicate a chapter to perennial vegetables and another to mitigating common pests and diseases. The final chapter is a perennial hall of fame, an extended list of recommended plantings for colour, native species, rock gardens, ground cover, fragrance, spring champions, and all-season displays. Janet and Sheryl give you the information you need to make your perennial garden as successful as you can while promoting biodiversity and creating a healthy habitat for pollinators and wildlife.

About this Author

ISBN: 9781771513920
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Guides for the Prairie Gardener
Pages: 160
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Published: 2023-03-21

Reviews

Praise for the Guides for the Prairie Gardener series

"Helping gardeners across the prairies succeed in growing food, flowers and everything in between." --Medicine Hat News

"Melrose and Normandeau answer all the questions that the two experts could think of when it came to horticulture on the prairies." --Edify Edmonton

"The Prairie Gardener's series offers knowledgeable yet accessible answers to questions covering a broad range of topics to help you cultivate garden success. Get growing!" --Lorene Edwards Forkner, gardener and author of Color In and Out of the Garden

"This is a beautiful and incredibly well-written series of books on earth-friendly gardening. Lavishly illustrated, with photos in every segment, the books are a pleasure just to leaf through, but the accessible writing and level of expertise makes them essential to any gardener's library. Although they're geared to prairie gardeners, I found great information that transfers anywhere, including where I live, in the Sierra Foothills, and will enjoy them for years to come. Well-indexed, to help you find solutions to elusive problems. Highly recommended!" --Diane Miessler, certified permaculture designer and author of Grow Your Soil!

"All your gardening questions answered! Reading the Prairie Gardener's series is like sitting down with your friendly local master gardener. Delivers practical guidance that will leave you feeling confident and inspired." --Andrea Bellamy, author of Small-Space Vegetable Gardens

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