The new revised third edition of Lorraine Johnson’s book, 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, is a testament to Lorraine’s expertise as well as a sign that interest in the subject is strong.
Plant names have been updated and “sections on wildlife have been substantially enlarged to include details about the interactions and interdependencies between native plants and native bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects and pollinators,” she writes in the forward.
Photos by Andrew Leyerle along with detailed descriptions of plants and suggestions for companion plants make this a useful and approachable book for those eager to introduce more natives into their home garden. Quick reference charts also make it easy to choose candidates for specific conditions, such as deep shade, meadows and moist areas.
The book is published by Douglas & McIntyre.