I worked over the winter months to fill this new edition with more of everything to help Colorado gardeners grow great gardens starting now.
The Denver Post newspaper calls the new edition of my gardening book an “an essential manual” for gardeners.
What’s new in edition two?
The new edition features a colorful cover image of one of my flowerbeds from last summer.
That image, taken by John Pendleton, shows off some of the annuals and perennials that grow in one of the hottest, driest parts of my backyard.
In addition to a new look, there’s more of everything else, too! Since the first edition was published in 2007, a lot has changed in the wonderful world of gardening.
So I updated all of the information, included new technologies, expanded plant lists, added new resources and included about nine more inspiring gardens to visit.
I also included more information on…
- Growing vegetable gardens
- Planting fruits
- Gardening in shade
There’s great growing advice from experts like Penn Parmenter of Miss Penn’s Mountain Seeds about growing high-altitude vegetable gardens; Diana Capen from Perennial Favorites plant nursery sharing ten fool-proof perennials for Colorado gardens, Greg Foreman of Natives Among Us Landscaping providing xeriscaping tips, and Krystal Keistler-Hawley of Echter’s Nursery and Greenhouse explaining how to create colorful annual containers.
The Denver Post newspaper selected the first edition of The Colorado Gardener’s Companion as “one of the great regional gardening books for inspiration and information.”
When I mentioned the second edition was on its way, gardening editor Susan Clotfelter said, “The fact that you’ve updated “Companion” is important – everybody who moves here from out of state, or newly discovers gardening, should be REQUIRED to buy it and read it.”
The book is currently available through online booksellers like Amazon, and should be available in Colorado bookstores shortly.
I hope you’ll take a look at this new edition, and let me know what you think!