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Gardening Urban

Small Space Gardening for Canada

by (author) Laura Peters

Lone Pine Publishing
Initial publish date
Feb 2012
Urban, Canada
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
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Whether you have just a patio, rooftop or windowsill, you can grow pretty flowers and tasty vegetables anywhere, even in our Canadian climate. Focused on urban gardening in small spaces, and specifically for city dwellers who garden on balconies, patios, decks, teeny-tiny townhouse yards, stairwells and wherever else they can find, this book features all you need to know to grow annuals, perennials and edibles in the big city: * Available spaces including roofs, corridors and balconies * Alternative spaces such as community gardens, guerrilla gardening and shared backyards * Design and planning * Basics such as what, where and when to plant * Tools and supplies such as hanging containers and soil mixes and amendments * Potential problems such as pollution, wind, diseases and pests * How to keep plants healthy * Making the most of limited spaces by using innovative containers, raised beds, succession planting and vertical gardening * Stretching the growing season, harvesting and winterizing the garden spaces * The ''Top Three'' annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruits and herbs to grow in small spaces * Full-colour photos throughout * And more.

About the author

Donna Dawson is known nationally and internationally for her expertise in gardening and as the owner/publisher of, Canada's largest Internet gardening resource site.Not just a virtual gardener, this much-published, award-winning gardening personality received her Master Gardener certificate from the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden in 1996. Her garden in St. Albert has been awarded a national first prize from Canadian Garden Magazine and received various awards from the Edmonton Horticultural Society.Donna is a past secretary of the Alberta Horticultural Association and past director of the Edmonton Horticultural Society. She is currently a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and Garden Writers Association. In 1996 Donna began organizing and hosting garden tours to England and Europe. She has taken groups to Holland, France, Italy, Ireland and England.

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