The Prairie Short Season Yard

The Prairie Short Season Yard: Quick and Beautiful on the Canadian Prairies, by Lyndon Penner, Brush Education Inc. 2014.

Creating and maintaining the perfect yard on the prairies 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 Western Canadian homeowners get the jump on the short season, popular gardening expert Lyndon Penner has created the essential guide to a quick and beautiful yard on the Canadian Prairies.

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. 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.