Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Try these reliable sources for gardening tips

GARDENENING BOOKS
- The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Insect & Disease Control
Edited by Barbara W. Ellis & Fern Marshall-Bradley. This is an excellent book whether you are an organic gardener or not. This is an easy-to-use problem-solving book. It has 350 colour photos of insect, pest, beneficial insects and plant diseases, and covers 200 vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers and trees and shrubs.
- LET IT ROT
The Gardeners Guide to Composting by Stu Campbell. Since every gardener can use compost this is a good little book to use. Stu explains composting in simple terms; it takes the mystery out of making compost.
- THE NEW ONTARIO NATURALIZED GARDEN, BY LORRAINE JOHNSON
The subtitle to this book explains it completely. The Complete Guide to Using Native Plants. Lorraine explains why we should all be using native species in our gardens. It is well-written and accurate. She has many resources listed if the reader wants to pursue this topic further.
- RODALE'S CHEMICAL-FREE YARD & GARDEN
The Ultimate Authority on Successful Organic Gardening. We are all becoming more interested in healthy living and our environment, whether you are a seasoned gardener, a new gardener or somewhere in between. This is an easy-to-understand book.
- READERS DIGEST - ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO GARDENING IN CANADA
It is a concise and easily read book.
- A GREENER THUMB - THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GARDENING IN CANADA, BY MARK CULLEN
Beautifully illustrated; Mark's down-to-earth advice demonstrates the techniques and skills that you will need to garden successfully.
- THE TREE BOOK- TREE SPECIES & RESTORATION GUIDE FOR THE WINDSOR ESSEX REGION, BY G.E. WALDRON
Gerry has provided us with a detailed and informative reference to planting the right species for the right spot. He has studied trees since childhood and still lives on the family farm in Amherstburg where he is replacing the trees his ancestors removed.
- LAWNS, GROUND COVERS & VINES
Better Homes & Gardens Books by Janet H. Sanchez. Some of us are experimenting with alternatives to having all lawn; this author has given us choices. Janet also gives us better ways to care for the lawns we still have, along with describing how to plant and care for ground covers and vines.

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