Flower Growing in the North: A Month-by-month Guide

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U of Minnesota Press, Jan 1, 1956 - Gardening - 313 pages
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Flower Growing in the North was first published in 1956. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Since home gardeners living in regions of very cold winters and short growing seasons find little attention paid to their special problems in most gardening books, they will welcome this month-by-month guide. It relates times of planting, needs for winter protection, and selection of plant varieties to the limitations of the northern climate. The best of George Luxton's popular gardening columns in the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune form the basis of the book. For the winter season there is advice on the care of house plants and how to grow seedlings for transplanting outdoors. For the summer gardener there is information about annuals and perennials, fertilizers and insecticides, and garden equipment. Instructions on tree, shrub, and lawn care are given, too. Also included are many of the "Grandma sayings" from Mr. Luxton's newspaper columns. These homely bits of garden lore, which stem from his recollections of his own grandmother, are as intriguing and useful today as they were a generation of two ago.

 

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Contents

JANUARY
3
FEBRUARY
28
MARCH
51
APRIL
74
MAY
100
JUNE
128
JULY
152
AUGUST
176
SEPTEMBER
196
OCTOBER
214
NOVEMBER
235
DECEMBER
256
NOTES FOR THE GARDENER
279
INDEX
303
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About the author (1956)

George E. Luxton was a longtime photo journalist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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