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Plant and Gardening Books

The Natural GardenerThe Natural Gardener

All AboutBirds, Bugs, Bees and Butterflies: Invite them into your garden

(2018) Lynn Michael-John Associates, $18.50 + $7.50 postage

Find out how to let Mother Nature look after your garden, and how you can help her do it!

EEEKKK!!! Bugs in my garden? Yes! There are two kinds of bugs: Good bugs and Bad bugs. The good bugs need something to eat, so its ok to have bad bugs.

Birds, too like to eat bugs, especially in the spring when they are feeding hatchlings. The bugs give them the energy they need to find food for the babies, and the bugs give the babies the protein they need to grow big and strong like Mommy and Daddy birds.

Bees are our special friends and helpers, so grow plants that attract them. Without bees our gardens would not be pollinated and we’d have no fruit or vegetables without them.

Butterflies, too help pollinate our gardens, and they look so lovely flitting from flower to flower! Learn how to identify some of our most populous species and how to grow what they like.

Learn how to invite all of these creatures into your garden!


Companion Planting

(2018) Lynn Michael-John Associates, $18 + $7.50 postage

A comprehensive listing of what plants like to be planted together for optimum health, and what plants do not like one another and will likely kill one another if planted too closely together. Also tells which plants deter or attract a variety of bugs, etc. A good gardening companion.




Identifying Heritage Apples Across Ontario

Identifying Heritage Apples Across Ontario

(2017) Lynn Michael-John Associates, $25 + $7.50 postage

Ever wondered what variety those “wild apples” are that you go and find every fall? Well now you can! Listed county by county (alphabetically) then township by township, you will easily be able to identify most wild apples you find. The book features 77 varieties in full colour at the back of the book.



Edible Wild PlantsEdible Wild Plants

(2019) Lynn Michael-John Associates,  $18 + $7.50 postage

Treat yourself to some natural foods – cattails, wild ginger, dandelion fritters  – mother nature has supplied us with tasty treats – why not make a burdock pie? Find out how!




Medicinal Wild Plants

Look after your health the natural way using wild plants. Treat the common cold, stop coughs, fix loose bowels, ease arthritis, keep your hair bright, treat sores on your pets, treat sunburn and much, much more!




Dyeing With Wild PlantsDyeing With Wild Plants

(2019) Lynn Michael-John Associates,  $15 + $7.50 postage

Commercial dyes are harsh, once you’ve seen the colours that mother nature gives us with plants like hyssop, walnut leaf, day lily, and many more. 36 plants are described in this book, with instructions on how to dye yarn or cloth. You won’t believe the colours you can get!