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Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species: An Illustrated Guide

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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.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780821421642
ISBN-10: 0821421646
Pagini: 448
Ilustrații: 484
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.93 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: Ohio University Press
Colecția Ohio University Press

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“One of the most important … reference books recently published is Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species… An extraordinary amount of information is found in this guide, including extensive descriptions of hundreds of non-native plants and their native alternatives to plant in your yard.”—The Plain Dealer

“Beautifully illustrated…[Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees] demonstrates how native woody plants, often ignored or underrepresented in the horticultural trade, not only form the backbone of a functioning habitat but serve as life-giving agents to birds, and a vast array of beneficial insects…In a landscape dominated by ornamental plants from far reaches of the globe, Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees opens our eyes to the abundance, variety, and stunning beauty of the Midwest's many native species of shrubs, trees, ground covers, and vines.”—Audubon Great Lakes

"[Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees] should be a staple in your home library. For any reader looking to transform their yard into a natural landscape with native shrubs and trees, it's the only book you'll need as you start planning your new yard … It allows you to not only pick shrubs and trees based on their looks, but also on their value to birds and pollinators." —Wild Ones Journal

“This companion to The Midwestern Native Garden offers suggestions to those seeking native woody alternatives to non-native ornamental shrubs and trees. Adelman and Schwartz divided the book into four seasons; each lists non-native plants but following each entry, at least one native woody species is listed that resembles the non-native plant in height, features and cultivation needs. Photos and illustrations are included on every page, which provide a necessary visual for the native plants suggested by the authors.”—USA Today

“A comprehensive and ambitious undertaking… Meticulously researched and annotated, this in-depth guide synthesizes a vast body of knowledge on subjects ranging from native and nonnative woody plants to biodiversity, lepidopterology (study of butterflies and moths), and ornithology (study of birds).”—The Gardener’s Path