Gardening with @DKCanada

April showers brings May flowers is the saying but lately the flowers have been a bit slow to grow. It has been usually cool here so I have not started my garden like normal. But as soon as it warms up I will. we are living here in this house for the first gardening season. So that means everything is needing to be started form the ground up. I may need to hold off on my vegetable garden this year if it does not warm up soon. But I will be doing the flower beds in front of the house and around the deck. 

Hoping I can get a start on my gardens I recently had a look at some fab books from DK Canada.


These three books have everything I need to get started and to maintain my garden. Detailed information and full paged colourful pictures help with creating the garden. Easy to find and very detailed.

Whether you are an expert Green Thumb or a novice gardener, these books are sure to have the information you need to get green results from your garden. From great gardening guides created especially with the Canadian gardener in mind to fully illustrated reference books by some of the world’s biggest names in gardening, there’s something here for everyone who wants to make the most out of their garden this spring.

Gardening Step by Step $19.25

This gardening manual offers practical tips, checklists, charts, and step-by-step instructions taken from the best of DK’s popular Simple Steps to Success series. With beautiful illustrations and an easy-to-follow format, Gardening Step by Step shows you how to keep your garden gorgeous all year-round.
Get Started Growing Vegetables $11.90 
Have you always wanted to learn how to grow your own vegetables and fruits, but don’t know how to get started? Get Started: Growing Vegetables is your perfect, patient teacher, taking you from complete beginner to being able to complete more than 50 gardening projects. Start simple with your own leafy salad and a delicious strawberry hanging basket; build on your skills with a rustic tepee for beans and plump, juicy raspberries; and show off by designing an aromatic herb garden, nurturing gourmet asparagus, storing your crops for winter, and more. Packed with advice, reminders, and help when things go wrong, Get Started: Growing Vegetables is your first step toward a passion for growing your own food.
What Grows here $17.50
Created especially with the Canadian gardener in mind, this handy book will help you choose the best plants for your particular needs. For quick and easy reference, plants are listed under a range of specific sites and soils, from damp and shady spots to exposed situations, and for a range of uses including flowers and berries that will attract wildlife and choosing the right climbers for sunny walls. With full-color photographs and information for growing more than 1,000 tried and tested plants, each coded with an appropriate Canadian hardiness zone, this is the perfect pocket-sized guide for trips to the garden center, the nursery and the backyard.
Head over to DK Canada and find the books you need to start your garden (big or small) as soon as we get warm enough weather for a week straight I will be starting mine. 
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  1. Teresa Claire says

    I love the DK 'how to' books. Thanks for the review. You have remind me that I wanted the DK knitting book. I use to knit as a child and would like to start again.

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