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100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens
Photographs by Andrew Leyerle

This is one book that really does meet the needs of everyone:

For the beginner: Each plant is illustrated with a clear photograph accompanied by a short text on propagation, habitat and cultural requirements, with a bonus list of companion plants!

For the low maintenance gardener: Lorraine assures us that with 'nature in control' her total working time logged in the garden, for an entire season, was 3 hrs. 15 min and that included watering! Native plants, are hardy and attract wildlife so there is plenty time to relax, listen and enjoy watching nature doing its work.

For the experts amongst us and you'll be one with the help of this book, the photographs are living proof that native plants can be used beyond the scope of the 'wild garden' or 'meadow' design. It illustrates, that with proper selection, a formal look can be achieved to complement the front garden of even the most sophisticated home.

Lorraine writes with a sense of humor and a profound knowledge of plants.

Review done by Evelyn Andrew


Author : Lorraine Johnson
ISBN : 0-679-30987-X
Publisher : Random House
Sugg. Retail Price : $26.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 160

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