This is the definitive guide to gardening with native plants on the prairies. Gardening with native plants has lots of advantages, not only for your yard, but also for the ecosystem. What could be better than a beautiful, low-maintenance yard that preserves biodiversity and withstands the prairie climate? Native Plants for the Short Season Yard is the key for western Canadian gardeners wanting to unlock the full potential of native plants.
With the wit and wisdom his fans love, Lyndon shares the basics of shopping for, propagating, and designing with native plants. He also shines a light on more than 100 of his favourite native plants, along with tips on how to grow them. Topics include:
Native Plants for the Short Season Yard is a delightful, enlightening read.
Lyndon’s interest in incorporating native plants in backyard garden design shines through, making this, in my opinion, his best book to date.
All in all, this book was a joy to read and a welcome addition to my favourite bookshelf for future reference.
I predict that this book will really make a difference to the appreciation, preservation and utilization of native plants on the prairies.
It is another book I’ll add to my gardening book collection, and thank you, Lyndon, for the love and attention you have given to your most wonderful book.
Pick up a copy of this book on native plants today. It will inspire you now as well as in the winter when you are planning changes to your existing garden.
As usual, I have found Lyndon’s writing to be a fun and easy read with lots of information.
A truly well written book, as the author appeals to gardeners and nature lovers.
Lyndon inspires and educates in his usual friendly and enthusiastic way, explaining the importance of protecting native plants in the wild, their value in the garden, and how to use them in garden design.