For many years, people growing heather have had difficulty getting complete, factual information on the do’s and don’ts of growing heather in the northeast part of the country. Weather and soil in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic vary considerably from England and Pacific Northwest areas where heather writers have come from in the past. Several years ago, the Northeast Heather Society began compiling heather growing information from its members. This effort was spear-headed by Donald Mackay and the content of the guide also reflects the many years of Donald’s heather growing experiences and his unique witticisms.
This heather growing guide, designed specifically for areas in the north and east of this continent, gives special attention to problem areas. As you move away from the coast and the moderating effects of the sea on temperature and humidity, one moves into the interior regions where heather growing is marginally more difficult and challenging, and the need for such a guide is evident. Examples of highly successful heather gardens from as far south as the Smokies to the frigid regions north of upper Ontario are given.
Sections include optimum siting of plants in the garden, soil preparation, fertilization needs, and planting techniques for both new plants, and the old ones that need a new lease on life.
100% of your purchase is donated to the Northeast Heather Society. Shipping cost is included in the price.