Na­tive Plants for the Short Sea­son Yard

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Na­tive plants for the short sea­son yard: Best picks for the Chi­nook and Cana­dian prairie zones By Lyn­don Pen­ner

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: How to eth­i­cally and re­spon­si­bly grow na­tive plants from seeds and cut­tings. Iden­ti­fy­ing the best plants for sunny, shady, wet, or dry spots in your yard. The plants best left to wild spa­ces and those you should avoid at all costs. Ad­vice from gar­den­ing ex­perts who share their se­crets and suc­cesses with na­tive plants. Avail­able at book­stores and on­line at ama­


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