Just Ask Jerry: Good Answers to Tough Canadian Gardening Questions

by Gerald Filipski

Lone Pine Publishing | January 20, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Have you ever wondered what to do about fairy rings, maggoty onions or scabby potatoes? For nearly two decades, stumped Canadians have been asking garden pro Jerry Filipski these and other tough questions about their gardens, and his well-thought-out answers have appeared weekly in his newspaper column. Now Jerry has compiled those questions and answers for the benefit of all perplexed Canadian gardeners. Here''s just a sampling of topics covered in this useful volume: * What to do about specific problems such as tomato blossom end rot, mildewy peas, anthills, dew worms, unsightly patches of lawn, browning spruce needles, overgrown trees and cracked trunks * Top ten lists of the best annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs * Best choices for locations that are sunny or shady, damp or dry, plus low-maintenance alternatives * The dirt on soil and how to amend it so that things actually grow in it * Seasonal care and maintenance including pruning, watering, weeding, deadheading, dividing, composting and mulching * Which tools and equipment are handy and which are a waste of time, plus eco-friendly alternatives * Tips on heirloom seeds, raised beds, houseplants and extending the season by growing herbs and vegetables indoors in winter * Includes black and white photos throughout, plus an index to topics covered.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: January 20, 2011

Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551058464

ISBN - 13: 9781551058467

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Just Ask Jerry: Good Answers to Tough Canadian Gardening Questions

by Gerald Filipski

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: January 20, 2011

Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551058464

ISBN - 13: 9781551058467

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Have you ever wondered what to do about fairy rings, maggoty onions or scabby potatoes? For nearly two decades, stumped Canadians have been asking garden pro Jerry Filipski these and other tough questions about their gardens, and his well-thought-out answers have appeared weekly in his newspaper column. Now Jerry has compiled those questions and answers for the benefit of all perplexed Canadian gardeners. Here''s just a sampling of topics covered in this useful volume: * What to do about specific problems such as tomato blossom end rot, mildewy peas, anthills, dew worms, unsightly patches of lawn, browning spruce needles, overgrown trees and cracked trunks * Top ten lists of the best annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs * Best choices for locations that are sunny or shady, damp or dry, plus low-maintenance alternatives * The dirt on soil and how to amend it so that things actually grow in it * Seasonal care and maintenance including pruning, watering, weeding, deadheading, dividing, composting and mulching * Which tools and equipment are handy and which are a waste of time, plus eco-friendly alternatives * Tips on heirloom seeds, raised beds, houseplants and extending the season by growing herbs and vegetables indoors in winter * Includes black and white photos throughout, plus an index to topics covered.

About the Author

JERRY FILIPSKI credits his father as his gardening inspiration, and believes that gardening is an art. His beginnings were all about gardening books, courses and design diplomas, devouring all the information he could so he could use his art form effectively. In his years as a landscape contractor he learned that there is no right and wrong in landscape design: it's all about the eye of the beholder. With Jerry's passion for gardening and love of solving problems, he has been able to help other gardeners for nearly 20 years as the gardening columnist for the Edmonton Journal. Since retiring from the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Alberta, Jerry and his garden are now one.
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