All Shops

British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £30 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Plants & Gardens

The Midwestern Native Garden Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants an Illustrated Guide

By: Charlotte Adelman(Author), Bernard L Schwartz(Author)
272 pages, colour photos
The Midwestern Native Garden
Click to have a closer look
  • The Midwestern Native Garden ISBN: 9780821419373 Paperback Sep 2011 Usually dispatched within 5 days
    £24.99
    #212474
Price: £24.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

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.

Customer Reviews

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

By: Charlotte Adelman(Author), Bernard L Schwartz(Author)
272 pages, colour photos
Media reviews

"At last, an idea whose time has come! This is the only book I know of, for the Midwest, that systematically suggests native plants of similar appearance and growing requirements, to replace nonnatives we might otherwise plant in our landscapes. Importantly, The Midwestern Native Garden alerts the reader to the natives' unique roles in attracting and sustaining increased biodiversity in our gardens."
– Maryann Whitman, Editor, Wild Ones Journal

"For Midwestern gardeners this is an excellent reference book to have on your native plants, and some of them look nicer than their city cousins."
The National Gardener

"Midwestern gardeners who aim to create native landscapes that provide important habitat to birds and other wildlife have a valuable new resource."
Audubon Magazine

"Although this book was written for the Midwest, many of the natives it recommends are found in other parts of the continent, or have closely related counterparts. As a result, (The Midwestern Native Garden) is useful to gardeners well beyond the Midwest."
Bluebird: Journal of the North American Bluebird Society

Current promotions
Handbook of the mammals of the world batsNational History MuseumBritish WildlifeNest Box Price List 2019