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The Chinook Short Season Yard: Quick and Beautiful in the Calgary Region

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Everything you need to know for a quick and beautiful yard in the Chinook zone.

Creating and maintaining the perfect yard in the chinook zone 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 Calgary-area homeowners get the jump on the short season, popular gardening
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Paperback, 243 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Brush Education (first published February 28th 2014)
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James Bertoia
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read this last summer and using it as a guide for this upcoming spring!
Teresa
Jun 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knowledgeable but ignorant.

The author is a well known horticulturalist, but is extremely ignorant and condescending, especially at the beginning of the book.

I skip most of his stupidity and find what I am looking for in his books.

He knows plants and loves them, so I read with that in many and and ignore much of his rankings..like “It’s ugly..why would anyone want to plant this!”
When I grow the plant, receive lots of compliments and regularly give pieces to others who want it.
LostAlias
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really good book full of useful information. I'll be taking it with me when I garden shop. My only complaints are the references to planting yarrow or bamboo. Both are very invasive. We bought a home south of Calgary and the yard is riddled with yarrow. Given it's rhizomes can go 2" down and they branch out it's a battle to dig out. It's very important to research plants thoroughly to know what you're dealing with. For yarrow plant in a self contained pot and cut it before it goes to seed.
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