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

Pdf

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

Rating Star 3 / 4 - 5 ( 424)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species: An Illustrated Guide.pdf | Language: English

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.

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.

5.2 (9793)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 448 pages
  • Ohio University Press; 1 edition (March 30, 2017)
  • English
  • 6
  • Crafts, Hobbies & Home

Read online or download a free book: Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species: An Illustrated Guide PDF Books World offers free eBooks on fiction, non-fiction, academic, textbooks and children's categories for download in high quality PDF format.

Download ebook Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species: An Illustrated Guide by Language: English : pdf - djvu - online : eBooks for Free.

Review Text

  • By Helen Lyons on December 16, 2017

    This book is a must for me. I really do not know what the native plants are and if a plant is not native I do not want that plant. This is the best book for plant identification I know.

  • By Julie Rose on June 19, 2017

    Its wonderful to try to identify some of the wonderful trees and shrubs I see. This book definitely helps that process.

  • By Scenic Illinois on December 28, 2017

    An excellent and welcome companion book to "Midwestern Native Plants" by the same author. It is well organized by seasonal interest and local options. This book also includes a practical photo "Gallery" of notable trees and shrubs in natural settings. Very detailed and well documented!

  • By B&D on July 4, 2017

    Excellent book for those interested in native landscaping!

  • By Karen B. on May 15, 2017

    fabulous book

  • By Alison Bedford-Wilson on January 27, 2018

    I really believe in using native to Ohio trees & shrubs. I found this book to be a very useful tool.

  • By tex on September 23, 2017

    Great book!


  • Name:
    Email*:
    The message text*:

    Other Ebook