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

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By: Charlotte Adelman (Author), Bernard L Schwartz (Author)

464 pages, colour photos

Ohio University Press

Paperback | Feb 2016 | #224805 | ISBN-13: 9780821421642
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NHBS Price: £29.99 $38/€36 approx
Hardback | Dec 2016 | #224772 | ISBN-13: 9780821421666
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About this book

In this companion volume to the bestselling The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative 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 of Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees 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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Biography

Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz are the authors of Prairie Directory of North America - US and Canada, winner of the 2003 National Garden Club Illinois Tommy Donnan Certificates Publications award and the 2003 Garden Clubs of Illinois' Award.

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