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           Grow Native
           by S. Huddleston, M. Hussey
           Paperback - 144 pages (March 1998)
           Fulcrum Pub; ISBN: 1555913733 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.34 x 9.00 x 9.05

            
  
          
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Gardening in the Rocky Mountain region creates its own special challenges and opportunities. Long, hot summer days with little or no rain and exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays can leave plants scorched and permanently damaged. Early fall and late spring snowstorms may catch trees with leaves still on the branches or only half off. Sunny winter days with temperatures in the 50s can cause sap to flow to the sunny side of tree trunks, while quick freezes by sundown may freeze the liquid and kill unconditioned plants.

Experienced native gardeners of the Rocky Mountain region have learned to take these often difficult weather occurrences in stride, and now you can too. Huddleston and Hussey have set the ground rules for dealing with such troublesome matters as soil conditions, temperature changes, strong sun, and lack of water, providing the gardener, homeowner, landscaper, and builder with plant choices that suit their landscaping needs. Grow Native is a frank discussion of the hardiest of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers suitable for landscaping in the rough, and at times unforgiving, Rocky Mountain climate.

 





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