Award winning author Doug Green outlines the practical ways you can deal with clay soils in your garden. He gives you all the options, from organic matter to digging to gypsum and even to what's involved in installing drainage tiles. He does all this with his typical brand of humor explaining practical no-nonsense gardening techniques learned in his own clay-soil garden. And if readers don't want to do any of the tough work, Doug also lists the plants that grow on clay soils - the bulbs, perennials and bigger shrubs and trees that can form a backbone of summer long blooms and shade for just about any clay soil garden. This is another practical how-to gardening ebook from this 30-year veteran of the nursery trade. From working for Canada's largest perennial nursery to owning his own specialist plant nursery, Doug has grown and experimented with thousands of plants in a variety of growing conditions. His current garden features both shallow soils and clay soils and his raised bed cottage garden is the cover of this ebook. Doug delivers no-nonsense, practical advice with humor to help you solve your gardening problems.
I thoroughly enjoyed Doug Green's reliable and often humorous guide to basic soil science, along with the wonderful quotes that Doug gathered about soil and dirt! Love love love the home garden photographs too. Great information that will enable anyone to garden on heavy clay soils.
Geri Laufer Author Tussie-Mussies: The Victorian Art of Expressing Yourself in the Language of Flowers
“Wish I had this book when I lived in Texas and gardened on gumbo clay! I learned by trial and error, but it was a long process. This book would have shortened the process and given more ideas.”
Doreen Howard Author of Cooking and Heirloom Vegetable books