The 2013 Prairie Garden featuring
The 74th edition of The Prairie Garden, featuring Perennials, will be available in November at major garden centres across the Prairies, as well as at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Join Guest Editor Jane Reksten, Manager, Botanic Gardens at Olds College in Olds Alberta and The Prairie Garden Committee, as they share their insight and knowledge of this popular gardening theme. Writers from across the Prairie Provinces touch on a diverse variety of topic areas to inspire gardeners of all abilities.”
See a 10 page sample of the 2013 edition as an Acrobat file (10.55MB).
The 2013 Guest Editorial by Jane Reksten
When I was approached to be the guest editor for this issue of The Prairie Garden, I was flattered and excited. I have always loved print media - books, magazines, newsletters or any other type of publication. They provide such a wonderful way for gardeners to share information, knowledge and experience. This publication in particular, with its long history and reputation, plays a valuable role for prairie gardeners. I was even more pleased to learn that the issue I would be involved with had perennials as its theme, as they are my gardening passion.
As I started to think about what topics might be covered and what articles this issue might include I found myself wondering what we were using for our definition of perennials. I come from a science background and am a linear thinker, so when I am teaching or writing I aim to present topics in as clear and precise a manner as possible. It seems important to clarify what we mean when we talk, or write, about perennials. The first feature article you will find in these pages should explain in detail what we considered to be a ‘perennial’ and therefore fair game for inclusion in this year’s edition of The Prairie Garden. more...
The launch of the 2013 Prairie Garden at
McNally Robinson Booksellers Winnipeg on November 28.
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