The Canadian Garden Primer

The Canadian Garden Primer

An Organic Approach

Book - 2008
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Gardening is greener than ever as more Canadians want to go--and grow--organic. In The Canadian Garden Primer, his 18th book, garden guru Mark Cullen draws on his extensive personal experience to offer an easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide to designing and creating organic gardens of every size and kind, including suburban back yards, city plots, northern gardens and vegetable patches. He outlines how to guarantee gardening success in detailed chapters about soil-building, watering, mulching and other techniques. And he tells you what plants--especially native plants--work where, and how to grow them properly. Chock full of information and anecdotes, and illustrated with more than 400 full-colour photographs, The Canadian Garden Primer is an indispensable book for organic gardeners of every stripe from coast to coast of our great country. Whether you are a neophyte or an expert, you'll find a helping hand and plenty of down-to-earth advice from one of Canada's favourite gardeners. As Mark is fond of saying, ''Keep your knees dirty!''
Publisher: Unionville, Ont. : MaryMark Communications, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780978266523
Branch Call Number: 635.04840971 CUL
Characteristics: 207 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm

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HRDR Jan 21, 2014

I am a relatively new gardener and I found this book to be the best overall Canadian gardening book around. Cullen makes learning easy and enjoyable. This book offers great advice about soil types, amending soil, different light for different plants, how to plant a tree, how to cultivate a vegetable garden, etc.

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