Barb’s previous book, the reference manual “From the Ground Up: A Horticultural Guide for Northern Gardeners” is available from Books and Company in Prince George, or through through this website. Popularly referred to as “The Hort Guide”, this has become a necessary addition to the libraries of gardeners and landscapers throughout northern B.C.
The Hort Guide is an extremely useful reference to plants of all types that will grow in challenging cold-climate, short-season areas, from zones 2-5. It covers annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, fruits and berries, herbs and vegetables. The Hort Guide presents information at the genus, species and variety level, as well as a lot of useful tips and hints gleaned from the personal experience of many northern gardeners. If you want to know which apple trees to buy, which roses are going to survive the winter or what vegetables can be grown, this is the book you need.
This completely revised 2nd edition of the Hort Guide was published in 2008 through Trafford Publishing. The original 2000 version, published by The David Douglas Botanical Garden Society, of Prince George, is now out of print. The original version was made possible by a grant from the British Columbia Investment Agriculture Foundation Program, funding for which is provided through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Safety Net Program and Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development Fund.
This information-packed 400 page volume sells for $34.95, plus shipping and handling where applicable. Plesae see below for rates within Canada and to the U.S.A. Outside of these countries please enquire. (Icelandic gardeners and those in Scandinavia and other colder parts of the globe may find this book useful because of the focus on those specific plants which will – or will not – actually grow in harsh northern conditions.)
For larger quantities (by the case, which is 18 books) for classroom or garden club use, or garden centre re-sale, please enquire.