The Chinook Short Season Yard: Quick and Beautiful in the Calgary Region

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The Chinook Short Season Yard: Quick and Beautiful in the Calgary Region

by Lyndon Penner

Brush Education | April 8, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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Creating and maintaining the perfect yard in the chinook zone isn't as hard as you might think, but the short growing season doesn't give you much time to transform your winter-weary yard into a glorious garden. To help Calgary-area homeowners get the jump on the short season, popular gardening expert Lyndon Penner has created the essential guide to a quick and beautiful yard in the chinook zone.

With gardening smarts, style and wit, Lyndon covers everything both novice and expert gardeners need to know, along with tips you won't find anywhere else. Contains more than 200 beautiful, colour photos.

  • Quickly find what you need to know about climate zones, soil, colour, texture and shade.
  • Understand your yard's potential.
  • Pick the best bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs for your yard.
  • Deal with insects and plant diseases in environmentally friendly ways.
  • Shop smarter at garden centres.
  • Attract animals you want to your garden, and keep away the ones you don't.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 3.54 × 2.38 × 0.22 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Brush Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550595393

ISBN - 13: 9781550595390

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The Chinook Short Season Yard: Quick and Beautiful in the Calgary Region

by Lyndon Penner

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 3.54 × 2.38 × 0.22 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Brush Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550595393

ISBN - 13: 9781550595390

Table of Contents

Part I: Gardening Wisdom
1. Location, location, location
2. Soil: Tilling it like it is
3. Maintaining your garden
4. Nuts and bolts of gardening
5. Plant diseases
6. Creepy crawlies
7. Gardening with animals
Part II: Shopping with Lyndon
8. The garden market
9. Look like a garden genius with bulbs
10. The perennial question
11. Trees and shrubs

From the Publisher

Creating and maintaining the perfect yard in the chinook zone isn't as hard as you might think, but the short growing season doesn't give you much time to transform your winter-weary yard into a glorious garden. To help Calgary-area homeowners get the jump on the short season, popular gardening expert Lyndon Penner has created the essential guide to a quick and beautiful yard in the chinook zone.

With gardening smarts, style and wit, Lyndon covers everything both novice and expert gardeners need to know, along with tips you won't find anywhere else. Contains more than 200 beautiful, colour photos.

  • Quickly find what you need to know about climate zones, soil, colour, texture and shade.
  • Understand your yard's potential.
  • Pick the best bulbs, perennials, trees and shrubs for your yard.
  • Deal with insects and plant diseases in environmentally friendly ways.
  • Shop smarter at garden centres.
  • Attract animals you want to your garden, and keep away the ones you don't.

About the Author

Lyndon Penner has been gardening since the age of three and has never forgotten the thrill of growing his first flowers from seed. Few people match the enthusiasm for gardening that Lyndon has! Starting in the greenhouse industry at the age of 16, he has become well known as a garden speaker and writer for CBC Radio, The Gardener for the Prairies magazine, the University of Saskatchewan, Olds College, the University of British Columbia, and the Calgary Zoo Botanical Garden. Lyndon also does botanical interpretive work in Waterton Lakes National Park.

Editorial Reviews

When you read this book, the first in many a long year written specifically for our gardening world here in the Chinook belt, you will know that you have found a gem and definitely one that belongs in your personal library. It's in mine!
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