Gardening books

We have several publications that may be a perfect fit for the gardener on your list.

Weed seedling guide

Weed Seedling Guide ($10 plus GST) Agdex 640-9

The second edition of this convenient, pocket-size book helps producers and others correctly identify weed seedlings. This coil-bound publication features information on 62 broad-leaved weeds and 10 grasses. The weeds are organized by cotyledon (seed-leaf) shape to make identification easier, and the book has seed-leaf shape drawings and full-colour weed seedling images, a table of commonly confused weeds and a glossary of terms.

Alberta yards and gardens

Alberta Yards and Gardens ($15 plus GST) Agdex 200/32-1

This book gives a fresh, unbiased look at what grows best in Alberta. The book is packed with information about selecting ornamental trees and shrubs, lawns, small fruits and berries, flowers, vegetables, herbs and even water plants. Homeowners, hobby gardeners, serious horticulturists and landscape artists will find this book invaluable. It also gives tips and techniques for pruning, wintering roses, container gardening and attracting birds and butterflies.

Growing native plants of Western Canada

Growing Native Plants of Western Canada ($30.00 plus GST) Agdex 580-2

With over 100 pages of text and photographs, this book takes an in-depth look at 48 species of native plants that have shown promise for ecological repair. This book will help anyone interested in collecting, growing and commercially producing native plants. Users might include private and public land managers, land reclamation engineers, conservation and reclamation consultants, range ecologists, wildlife and habitat biologists, seed producers, nursery operators, landscapers and gardeners.

More books

Find more books, DVDs and CD-ROMs and order online or call the Publications Office to order.

Contact

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