weed identification book

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  1. demisemiquaver

    demisemiquaver Member

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    Having just moved to Victoria from the Prairies, I would love to find a book with good pictures of the various weeds I am safe to pull from my garden. Any suggestions?
     
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Hello demisemiquaver

    here is a good web resource for BC

    http://www.weedsbc.ca/

    you can also download descriptive text as a pdf from this part of the page

    http://www.weedsbc.ca/resources.html

    I know the next link is from Washington state but I don't think weeds need a passport yet to cross into Canada
    http://www.nwcb.wa.gov/index.htm

    there is a good booklet to download that has weedy species and alternates to plant.

    all are in PDF format and so you can download these and read at your leisure or print off what is relevant

    I hope this is a start for you
     
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    I've learned a lot about identifying weeds from reading books on wildflowers.
     
  4. demisemiquaver

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    Hi Pierrot and Kitchen Gardener,

    Thank you very much for such good suggestions - the weedsbc.com website is exactly what I was after, and an online resource means no outlay for yet MORE books to add to my gardening section on the bookshelf (although personally I can NEVER get enough reading material on things horticultural . . . .).

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and time,

    Nicola
     

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