Lifelong gardener Jane Shellenberger brings us this comprehensive, hands-on guide to growing organic produce in the Rocky Mountain and western region, including Colorado, parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and eastern Oregon. The text covers soil cultivation, plant selection, water, microclimates, and other concerns specific to semiarid and high-altitude climates.
Color photographs enhance this easy-to-use and accessible gardening guide.Jane Shellenbergeris an eclectic gardener and environmental activist. She is publisher and editor of the regional gardening magazineColorado Gardener, a thinking gardener's companion, which she founded in 1997. She is also a member of the Garden Writers Association. Shellenberger lives on a five-acre farmette on the plains between Boulder and Longmont, Colorado.
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|Saving Life on Earth with Organic Gardening|
|Gardening in Western Climates Is Different|
|Soil: The Backbone of Organic Gardening|
|A Brief Natural History of Nitrogen|
|The Plight of Pollinators|
|Creating a Vegetable Garden|
|Converting Lawn to Garden|
|Gardening in Containers|
|Extending the Season|
|Beneficial Insects in the Garden|
|Undesirables in the Garden: Weeds, Wildlife, and Unwanted Insects|
|What to Grow|
|Easy-to-Grow Herb Companions|
|Appendix: Best Plants for Pollinators|
|About the Author|
Jane Shellenberger is a lifelong eclectic gardener who learned about plants from her botanist mother. An environmental activist for many years, she has worked on several successful air-and water-quality campaigns, motivated by a great love for Colorado’s blue skies, semiarid western landscapes, and wildlife. Shellenberger is publisher and editor of the regional gardening magazine Colorado Gardener, a thinking-gardener’s companion, which she founded in 1997. She is a member of the Garden Writers Association, Boulder Culinary Gardeners, and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. She lives on a five-acre farmette on the plains between Boulder and Longmont, Colorado, with her companion, Oscar.