The Northern Gardener: Perennials That Survive & Thrive

The Northern Gardener: Perennials That Survive & Thrive
Author: 
Barbara Rayment
Publisher: 
Harbour Publishing
Publication Date: 
2012
ISBN: 
978–1–550–17578–3

paper, 188 pp., $26.99

This well-organized work describes gardening in hardiness zone 3, a challenge for any gardener. Surprisingly, an amazing number of lovely plants survive a short growing season and all of the associated meteorological extremes. Rayment looks at nine habitats from bog to forest floor to rocky alipine areas. She then describes plants for each of these habitats along with gardening tips. There are plentiful photos as well as advice on dealing with problems from insects to bears! This book is easy to read and very informative. It is designed not only for gardeners in zone 3, but also for those dealing with prolonged winter conditions.

— Elaine Juhl, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
14
Number: 
5