The publication I recommend – especially for gardeners who grow in a cold zone – is The Prairie Garden, "Western Canada's only gardening annual." Each year,
a team of volunteers assemble articles around a horticultural theme written by experienced gardeners. This year, the annual focuses on two popular plant forms: grasses and succulents. I was pleased to contribute an article, A Perennial Affair: Finding Grasses that Love the Cold Zones, in the 2015 issue.
While the growing conditions in Manitoba are as
unique as any other part of the country, it is the cold temperatures and challenges of overwintering that make the advice in The Prairie Garden relevant for northern gardeners.
Past issues have focused on annuals and biennials, perennials, shrubs, trees, and roses. Many of the back issues are available through the Prairie Garden website.
First Ever Giveaway ...
I'd like to acknowledge the commitment of the gardeners behind The Prairie Garden while also celebrating the continuing online life of There Blooms a Garden. So what could be better than a giveway to readers of this blog?
At the end of February, I will draw names and mail a copy of the 2015 Prairie Garden to two lucky people.
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