Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guides to Cold Climate Gardening: How to Select and Grow the Best Vegetables and Ornamental Plants for the North

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Gardening - 122 pages
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Illustrated with 50 color photos, all the information a reader needs to succeed with a garden in a cold climate: Selecting shrubs, trees and perennials that are hardy to zone 5 or colder, and making use of microclimates; Planting only vegetables and fruits that will ripen in a short season; Designing a landscape that for much of the year will be enjoyed only from the inside looking out; Protecting plants through the uses of mulch, cloches, cold frames, row covers, windbreaks, and antidessicant sprays; Making use of microclimates; Plus lists of the best plants for northern gardens.
 

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I found this to be a very informational reading.
A garden lover myself I appreciated the illastration.
Matthyew Jayson Fritch

Contents

Introduction
1
Cold Considerations
3
Making the Most of It
13
The ShortSeason Vegetable Garden 25
Culinary Herbs 47
Annuals Perennials and Bulbs 59
Grasses Ferns and Water Plants 79
Roses That Can Take the Cold 89
Hardy Shrubs and Trees 99
Hardiness Zone Map 110
Further Reading 111
Sources 112
Photo Credits 114
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Rebecca Atwater Briccetti is a gardener and writer. She lives in Maine.

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