The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants (An Illustrated Guide)

The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants (An Illustrated Guide)

By: Bernard L. Schwartz (author), Charlotte Adelman (author)Paperback

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Description

Midwestern gardeners and landscapers are becoming increasingly attracted to noninvasive regional native wildflowers and plants over popular nonnative species. The Midwestern Native Garden offers viable alternatives to both amateurs and professionals, whether they are considering adding a few native plants or intending to go native all the way. Native plants improve air and water quality, reduce use of pesticides, and provide vital food and reproductive sites to birds and butterflies, that nonnative plants cannot offer, helping bring back a healthy ecosystem. The authors provide a comprehensive selection of native alternatives that look similar or even identical to a range of nonnative ornamentals. These are native plants that are suitable for all garden styles, bloom during the same season, and have the same cultivation requirements as their nonnative counterparts. Plant entries are accompanied by nature notes setting out the specific birds and butterflies the native plants attract. The Midwestern Native Garden will be a welcome guide to gardeners whose styles range from formal to naturalistic but who want to create an authentic sense of place, with regional natives. The beauty, hardiness, and easy maintenance of native Midwestern plants will soon make them the new favorites.

About Author

Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz are the authors of Prairie Directory of North America - The United States, Canada, and Mexico and The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, winner of the 2012 Helen Hull Award from the National Garden Clubs. In 2014, Adelman was awarded an Audubon Chicago Region Habitat Project Conservation Leadership Award.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780821419373
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780821419373
  • ISBN10: 0821419374
  • edition: An Illustrated Guide

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