The Canadian Gardener's Guide is a one-stop manual for both beginner and more experienced gardeners, containing all the practical techniques, inspirational ideas, and problem-solving advice you need to make and maintain a garden of any size.
Focusing on the skills you need as your garden develops, from a basic understanding of plants and their needs to planning and building the garden you want, this updated 3rd edition covers flower, vegetable, and fruit gardening, plant and garden care, lawn maintenance, advice for common problems, and beautiful catalogs of plants for every type of soil and conditions. Advice on tools and guidance on how to build patios, fences, pergolas, and ponds are also included. Canadian gardeners will find topics relevant to their needs and interests, including native Canadian plants, fruit and vegetables for a short growing season, gardening in cold frames, and managing stormwater with a rain garden.
About the authors
After three decades of gardeningand almost as long writing about itLorraine Johnson still gets excited (and unrealistic!) every spring about the amount of space she has in her small city frontyard and backyard. So she regularly scrounges space from others: in community gardens, at family members houses, even city parks Her interests are mainly in the ways that growing plants (for food, for environmental benefits) nurtures the good in ourselves and the world. She views gardening as a deep and meaningful conversation with the planet. 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, The Gardeners Manifesto, and City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing. Lorraine is much-in-demand throughout North America as a garden speaker on native plants. She currently lives in Toronto.
Other titles by DK
Other titles by Lorraine Johnson
A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee
Creating Habitat for Native Pollinators: Ontario and Great Lakes Edition
Baxter and the Blue Bunny
100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens
Adventures in Urban Food Growing
100 Easy-To-Grow Native Plants
For American Gardens in Temperate Zones