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Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates

Handbook / Manual

By: Debbie Lonnee and Nancy Rose

448 pages, 256 colour plates, 1 map

University of Minnesota Press

Paperback | Sep 2011 | Edition: 2 | #198328 | ISBN-13: 9780816675944
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About this book

This completely updated edition of "Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates" now features:
- more than 950 varieties proven to thrive in cold climates
- hundreds of new selections for multi-season interest
- trees and shrubs with edible fruits and berries
- guidance on exactly when, where, and how to prune

This easy-to-use guide provides all the information needed to select the trees and shrubs ideally suited to your area's growing conditions. A five-star rating system will help you choose the best plants, and detailed lists of suppliers show you where to locate them.

Whatever one's garden's status--a new yard, a landscape under renovation, or a flimsy flower bed that needs some fortification--this book offers cold-weather comfort that northern gardeners will warm to. Written by gloves-on horticulturists who live in Minnesota, the well-organized text scrimps nowhere.
- Publishers Weekly

"This book will save novice gardeners years of trial-and-error disappointment, while seasoned gardeners will wish they'd had it years ago."
- Booklist


Foreword Edward R. Hasselkus

Part I. The Most Popular Shrubs and Small Trees
1. Individual Listings 8

Part II. The Basics of Growing Shrubs and Small Trees 343
2. Selecting Shrubs and Small Trees 345
3. Selecting and Preparing a Site 355
4. Preparing the Planting Hole 357
5. Planting Shrubs and Small Trees 361
6. Transplanting 375
7. Caring for Shrubs and Small Trees 378
8. Solving Problems 389
9. Propagating Shrubs and Small Trees 404
10. Special Uses for Shrubs and Small Trees 413
11. Tools and Supplies 417

Glossary 421

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Debbie Lonnee, a thirty-year veteran of the nursery industry, works for Bailey Nurseries in Newport, Minnesota. She is a prolific garden writer and lecturer and the horticulture editor for "Northern Gardener".

Nancy Rose is a professional garden writer and photographer and the editor of "Arnoldia", the quarterly magazine of Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum. She is a regular contributor to such publications as "Fine Gardening", "Northern Gardener", "Gardening How-To", and the "Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune".

Don Selinger worked at Bailey Nurseries in Newport, Minnesota, for nearly forty years. He has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe to seek out new plants for the nursery trade, and he has contributed to the "St. Paul Pioneer Press" and "Northern Gardener".

John Whitman is a garden writer and photographer. He is the coauthor of "Growing Perennials in Cold Climates" and "Growing Roses in Cold Climates", both in new editions from the University of Minnesota Press.

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