Fresh for 2016 is master gardener Linda Gilkeson’s outstanding book on climate change and how it effects gardeners in British Columbia and Washington. By restricting the region, she is able to address very specific changes in pest populations and stress disorders that have been appearing in local gardens as summers get hotter and longer. Gilkeson covers sunscald, growth disorders from drought stress, and complex metabolic disorders in Solanums. She makes essential recommendations about adapting both to warmer, drier summers, and to wetter, stormier winters. Then she addresses some of the most serious transitory pests and diseases, from the European Chafer beetle to clubroot and powdery mildews.
This is an excellent resource for any gardener in our region, and sets the standard for gardeners facing issues associated with climate change. Highly recommended reading!
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 68 pages, black & white photos throughout.