Using native plants in a garden has many benefits. They attract beneficial wildlife and insects, they allow a gardener to create a garden that reflects the native beauty of the region, and they make a garden more sustainable. Because of all this, they are an increasingly popular plant choice for home and public gardens. Native Plants of the Southeast shows you how to choose the best native plants and how to use them in the garden. This complete guide is an invaluable resource, with plant profiles for over 460 species of trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers. Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. Comprehensive lists recommend particular plants for difficult situations, as well as plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.
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Those new to native plant gardening as well as those well-experienced will find much here to add to their horticultural toolkit. Whether one's interest is wildflowers, grasses, sedges, ferns, bog plants, trees, or all of the above, Mellichamp's treatise will serve as a welcomed resource. --Gil Nelson, author of Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens Create a garden that reflects the unique beauty of the Southeast region. Native Plants of the Southeast shows you the best native plants and how to use them in your garden. 460 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns Practical cultivation tips Hundreds of beautiful photos Helpful lists of plants for difficult situations, attracting wildlife, and fall color