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Prairie Garden Committee Online Book Launch

Wednesday Nov 18 2020 7:00 pm, Virtual, Online Book Launch

Join us for the launch of the latest edition of The Prairie Garden: Flowering Shrubs, with a Special Feature on Roses. Editor Linda Dietrick, guest editor Philip Ronald, and contributor Sandy Venton will introduce the book and give you a taste of what you can learn from it.

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on Youtube and available for viewing thereafter.

Since our last shrubs edition (2009 – still available), hundreds of exciting new flowering shrubs have come on the market. Our roses edition of 2008 is sold out, but readers keep asking for information on roses, especially new ones like the Canadian Artists and 49th Parallel series. It’s time for a fresh look at these beautiful plants. Aimed at gardeners of all skill levels in the short-season gardening zones of Canada and the US, this edition contains over forty articles on the theme and another fifteen on general gardening topics, all contributed by experienced gardeners and experts.

Guest editor Dr. Philip Ronald divides his time between teaching ornamental horticulture at the University of Manitoba, managing Riverbend Orchards, a 20-acre fruit farm, and supporting research and marketing at Jeffries Nurseries.

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Prairie Garden 2021 Flowering Shrubs

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The 2021 edition of The Prairie Garden focuses on flowering shrubs and the queen of flowering shrubs, roses. Always popular topics in the past, they are definitely worth revisiting! The last time we focused on shrubs was in our 2009 edition, “Deciduous Shrubs” (still available in limited quantities). Since then, hundreds of exciting new flowering shrub cultivars have emerged, many of them well suited to prairie gardens. Our “Roses” edition of 2008 is now sold out, but readers keep asking us for information on that topic. And rightly so: since 2008, important new hardy roses such as the Canadian Artists and 49th Parallel series have come on the market. ​Plant developers in our region have played a major role in breeding, selecting, and trialling all kinds of hardy flowering shrubs for the prairie landscape, including roses. With Dr. Philip Ronald of Jeffries Nurseries as our guest editor, we take a fresh look at these useful and beautiful plants in our 2021 edition. As always, The Prairie Garden aims to be a guide for gardeners of all skill levels in the short-season gardening zones of Canada and the US. You’ll find over thirty articles on the theme and another dozen or so on general gardening topics, all contributed by experienced gardeners and experts. Guest editor Dr. Philip Ronald was raised in the Canadian prairies and educated in plant breeding and horticulture at the University of Manitoba and the University of Saskatchewan. He currently divides his time between teaching ornamental horticulture at the University of Manitoba, managing Riverbend Orchards, a 20-acre fruit farm, and providing support to the research and marketing programs at Jeffries Nurseries. He resides near Portage la Prairie with his wife Karen and their children.