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published: Feb 2017
publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens

by Lorraine Johnson, photographs by Andrew Leyerle

tagged: canada, reference, historical

The key to a carefree garden is to know which plants will thrive under local conditions and which ones are better left at the nursery. With watering restrictions becoming increasingly common, and rising concerns about exotic invasive species, gardeners have to be savvy about plant selection, making native plants both a practical and ecological choice.

Lorraine Johnson's 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens is the ultimate source for achieving a lush and stunning garden with ease. Whatever the conditions—sunny, shady or in-between—and whatever your style—formal, informal or a mix—there are native plants to help you achieve your gardening goals. Either add to your garden or start fresh with the help of this reader-friendly guide.

With Lorraine Johnson's light humour and down-to-earth perspective, as well as lavish photos by Andrew Leyerle, this is a must-have gardening resource for everything Canadian gardeners need to know about native plants. Horticultural information includes height, blooming period, light requirements and moisture needs, as well as a comprehensive reference chart that provides a list of the most appropriate plants for various conditions at a glance.

This perennial favourite of Canadian gardeners is now back in print with a revised introduction, updated botanical names, new information on how to support native pollinators as well as an updated section on native plant societies.

About the Authors

Lorraine Johnson is the author of numerous books, including Garden Plants and Flowers: A-Z Guide to the Best Plants for Your Garden and 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens. Her writing has appeared in such publications as on Nature, Chatelaine, and the Globe &Mail, and she makes regular appearances on CBC Radio and TV. She lives in Toronto.

Andrew Leyerle's photographs have appeared in a number of publications and gardening books, as well as previous editions of 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens.

Editorial Reviews

“We can all help bring back bees and butterflies to our neighbourhoods. This inspiring guide helps gardeners choose plants that support local pollinators and naturally flourish without pesticides.”

— David Suzuki

“filled with well-organized, practical information...Johnson’s popular compilation of native plants is a testament to her expertise as well as a sign that interest in the subject is strong...this a useful and approachable book.”

— Garden Making

“Lorraine Johnson takes easy-to-grow to a whole other level.”

— Desi News
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