Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees
Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species : An Illustrated GuideBook - 2017
In this companion volume to the bestselling The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz offer another indispensible guide to replacing nonnative plants with native alternatives. This time, their subject is the native woody species that are the backbone of our gardens and landscapes.
Among other ecological benefits, native shrubs and trees provide birds and butterflies with vital food and reproductive sites that nonnative species cannot offer. And they tend to be hardier and easier to maintain. The authors provide a comprehensive selection of native woody alternatives that, season by season, provide effects similar to those of nonnative shrubs and trees used for ornamental purposes and shade. These plants are suitable for all garden styles, provide blooms and fall color, and have the same cultivation requirements as their nonnative counterparts. Nature notes alert readers to the native species’ unique ecological roles.
Unlike other gardening guides, Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees goes beyond mere suggestion to provide gardeners with the tools they need to make informed, thoughtful choices. Knowing which native species to plant for desired effects empowers landscapers and gardeners to take on a greater role in protecting our midwestern environment.
Baker & Taylor
In a companion volume to the best-selling "The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Plants," the authors offer another indispensable guide to replacing nonnative plants with native alternatives, this time focusing on the native woody species that are the backbone of Midwestern gardens and landscapes. Simultaneous. (Gardening)
Complementing their volume on native Midwestern plants and flowers, Adelman and Schwartz describe shrubs and trees that evolved in the region and in the milieu of wildlife that gardeners can use to create outdoor spaces that thrive and help native birds, butterflies, and other fauna. They identify, illustrate, and describe a nonnative tree or shrub, then suggest a native alternative that fills the same ecological niche and often has similar shape and flowers. They also cross-reference to other natives that might be appropriate and are described in different entries. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)