Ecological Gardening: Your Path to a Healthy Garden

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Random House of Canada, Feb 18, 2011 - Gardening - 224 pages
Marjorie Harris returns with a completely updated edition of her sixteen-year-old classic guide to gardening with the environment in mind.

In her witty and accessible style, Marjorie Harris – who has been an organic gardener since the 1960s – encourages the Canadian gardener to get back to basics. With information updated for today’s society, Ecological Gardening shows how little use pesticides and chemicals are when making a lush and abundant garden. In 1992, when the book was first published, gardening ecologically was a choice – now, it’s absolutely a matter of proper stewardship. With a society intent on leaving as small a footprint on the earth as possible, there is no better time than now for this important and vital book.
 

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Contents

SOIL The Real Dirt l
2
MULCHING AND FFRTILIZING To Feed and Protect
3
Soil testing
18
Stuff for the Compost pile
27
Composting pet waste
34
Why mulch?
38
Il
41
The organics
52
Protective botanicals
120
WATER AND THE GARDEN lZ9
129
Grey water 36
136
Ground cover altematives to the lawn
142
GU WllE l URE THE GETTNG UF WISUUM
156
STYLES UF GARDENING l6lr
165
Selfsowing gardens
172
Native plants for the garden
179

Noncommercial altematives
67
Mammal pests
88
WEEDS Friends or Foes?
105
FlNAlE
194
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Marjorie Harris is one of Canada’s leading garden writers. She has been the gardening columnist for The Globe and Mail since 1990, makes speeches across the country and is the Editor-at-Large
at Gardening Life magazine. She has written 15 gardening books and has a plant consulting business in Toronto where she lives. Born in Shaunovon, Saskatchewan, she was educated from Goose Bay, Labrador to Vancouver, B.C. and graduated from McMaster University.

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