An editorial note.
Another year of planning, collecting material, and putting it all together to bring you another issue of The Prairie Garden has passed. This year's book is full of fancy, and will delight your inner gardener. Many articles will inspire you to try new things, while others give you good advice on solutions to common gardening problems. I am hoping you will have a good read or two or three by the fire or in your favorite chair, and that this issue will become one of your favorites.
I am delighted to introduce our guest editor, Stefan Fediuk. I have heard his name in Winnipeg horticultural circles for over a decade. His knowledge of plants and garden lore is impressive. I invite you to read ahead and get to know him better. I have enjoyed getting to know him, and know you will too.
Once again, it has been a pleasure to work with the committee, and both our loyal and new contributors. I would like to thank all of you for your efforts at making this book special. As always, I want to thank you, our readers. Your interest is always appreciated. Your comments are welcome. I would also like to thank Jean Brown for adding her eyes to ours. The task of editing this book is sometimes overwhelming. Helping hands like Jean's make the work easier.
I would like to say a special thank you to my employer, Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram, Landscape Architecture + Planning, who have once again made it possible for me to meet my deadlines by giving me the extra time away from my real "workplace" to work on this project. Without them, I wouldn't have been able to complete this book in any kind of timely fashion. This issue, my third, has been especially challenging for me. Without the support of Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram, and especially Heather Cram and Rob Nedotiafko, I may not have been able to meet this latest challenge.
"Gardening, what's that!" may have become my new catch phrase. Where am I to find the time? But, I too can hardly wait to put my feet up with the new The Prairie Garden, a steaming mug of hot chocolate in hand, and read about what I hope to someday find time to once again do, just like you!
The committee would like to apologize to Eleanor Hutchison (formerly Cecchini) (see p. 60 for a reprint of her article, properly accredited) and Eleanor Thompson (see p. 79 for her article) for a mix up in the The 2005 Prairie Garden. An apology is also due Michael Allen as the concluding paragraph of his article was partially obliterated by the graphics (see p. 122 for missing text).
Audrey has loved plants for as long as she can remember. She received a Certificate in Prairie Horticulture from the University of Manitoba Continuing Ed Program in 2002 and has worked at Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram, a landscape architecture and planning firm in Winnipeg, in an administrative capacity since 1995. This is her third year as Editor of The Prairie Garden. Her interests include houseplants, native plants, perennials and especially, trees.
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|Date:||Jan 1, 2006|
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