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

Paperback | April 8, 2014

byLyndon Penner

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Everything you need to know for a quick and beautiful yard in the Chinook zone.

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.

Another version of this book, The Prairie Short Season Yard, is available for gardeners who live outside the southern Alberta chinook zone. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

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Everything you need to know for a quick and beautiful yard in the Chinook zone. 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 ...

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 t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6.05 × 0.55 inPublished:April 8, 2014Publisher:Brush EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550595393

ISBN - 13:9781550595390

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Same as the Prairie Garden except for one difference If you have the Praire Garden book by this author, you don't really need the Chinook one because it just talks briefly about the conditions in Calgary. However, these books are just excellent references for the home gardener! So do buy one of them!
Date published: 2016-03-25

Extra Content

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

Editorial Reviews

For those of you who have heard Lyndon Penner talk, he writes in the same way: very down to earth and opinionated, and that’s why I would recommend the book. - Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society