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Garden Design for the Short Season Yard

Everything You Need to Know for the Chinook and Canadian Prairie Zones

by Lyndon Penner

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published: March 2015
ISBN:9781550596007
publisher: Brush Education
Description

The only garden design book written just for the Canadian prairies

Tired of advice for gorgeous yards that can only be created in climates like California, southern Ontario or Victoria? Author Lyndon Penner wrote Garden Design for the Short Season Yard for you, because he knows prairie gardeners face challenges no one faces in gentler climates.

Anyone can learn the basics of garden design. In this accessible guide, you’ll discover the pros’ secrets: practical ways to transform your yard using basic design principles. You can create an aesthetically pleasing yard that meets your needs, whether you want stunning curb appeal, privacy, low maintenance, or a lush retreat. You’ll develop your eye for design with Lyndon’s short critiques of gardens, both good and bad. You’ll also find worksheets to help you design your own garden.

With his signature style and wit, Lyndon delivers his expert advice for a four-season makeover for your yard. Topics include:

  • Elements of design, such as scale, balance, texture, colour and repetition.
  • Choosing a theme and a focal point.
  • Weather, diseases and pests.
  • Low-maintenance, water-wise, and shade gardening.
  • Trees, perennials, annuals and permanent garden features.
About the Author

Lyndon Penner

Popular radio gardening columnist, horticultural consultant, and professional landscape designer Lyndon Penner has been gardening since the age of three. He appears frequently as a guest speaker at universities, colleges, and gardening associations in western Canada. He is also the author of Native Plants for the Short Season Yard, Garden Design for the Short Season Yard, and The Prairie Short Season Yard.
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Editorial Reviews

If... you love to experiment, are looking for inspiration and enjoy listening to Lyndon as he talks about gardening on CBC, you will enjoy Garden Design for the Short Season Yard for its entertainment value alone.

— <i>The Gardener Magazine</i>

[Lyndon] offers excellent advice on plant selection, describes interesting garden styles and themes, and inspires us to be bold.

— <i>Saskatoon StarPhoenix</i>

[Lyndon] has definitely filled a need for all Canadian Prairie and Chinook gardeners who are looking for a practical guide to landscape design that is not boring or condescending but packed with useful information and suggestions.

— Alberta Horticultural Association

Like Penner’s earlier books, Garden Design for the Short Season Yard is chatty and opinionated, but backed by solid knowledge of what grows here, real-life examples, and lots of pictures.

— Edmonton Horticultural Society

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