By Joan Richoz,
Whistler Public Library
The May long weekend is typically the time when gardeners in Whistler clean up their gardens and begin planting shrubs, flowers and vegetables. The following booklist will help both the experienced and amateur gardener grow a healthy and beautiful garden.
Gardener to gardener seed starting primer & almanac by Vicki Mattern , c2002. A great guide to organic gardening.
How to get your lawn off grass: A North American guide to turning off the water tap and going native by Carole Ruben, c2002.
The naturalized garden in Canada: More petals with less labour by S. Westcott-Grafton, c2001. A good introduction to naturalized landscaping and low maintenance gardening.
Gardening on balconies & terraces: Small space gardening in containers by Susan Berry, c2001. Great for gardeners challenged by lack of space and/or soil .
The garden color book: 34,300 combinations for your garden by Paul Williams, c2000. Landscape gardening with foliage plants.
Gardening 101: Learn how to plan, plant & maintain a garden, c2000. The editors of Martha Stewart Living teach you how to grow vegetables and flowers "the Martha way."
Dead daisies make me crazy: Garden solutions without chemical pollution by Loren Nancarron, c2000.
100 easy-to-grow native plants for Canadian gardens by Lorraine Johnson, c1999.
100 best plants for the coastal garden: The botanical bones of great gardening by Steve Whysall, c1998 . A great guide for gardening on the West Coast.