Essential Native Trees And Shrubs For The Eastern United States: The Guide To Creating A Sustainable Landscape
ISBN: 162354503X
EAN13: 9781623545031
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 6, 2018
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 10.28" L x 8.39" W
Weight: 3.05 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Praised by Doug Tallamy as an important new tool to our native plant libraries, this go-to guide is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels looking to add sustainable native flora to any horticultural project east of the Mississippi River Valley.

Gleaned from the authors' 75 years of landscaping experience, this user-friendly reference offers suggestions on species selection based on a plant's performance, aesthetic appeal, and wide range of adaptability. Expert authors Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge's valuable resource is organized for fast and confident tree and shrub selections for specific landscape applications, and is full of vivid four-color photographs, graphs, and practical tips. A sound and giftable volume for gardeners and landscapers from New England through the Carolinas, from the east coast to the Mississippi River, including Georgia and into northern Florida.

This is an authoritative catalog, organized by a range of categories: those that have attractive bark or are evergreen, those that have showy flowers or are wind, salt or drought tolerant.
--New York Times Summer Reading List for The Great Outdoors

An important new tool to our native plant libraries. . . Beautifully illustrated, even the well-informed gardener will find this a valuable reference.
--Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, co-author of The Read More chevron_right

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5
   Best organized of all
Especially recommended, even as a possible substitute for some standards.
 
5
   The importance of native plants - and how to choose for your growing conditions. Great resource!
I live in a “ critical area ” near Chesapeake Bay and my eyes are opened to the importance of using native plants in my home landscaping and gardens. This book is a fantastic tool for selecting native plants for a variety of growing conditions, and has inspired me to rethink my plantings. While some non-native species may do well, they may not contribute to or even detract the local eco-system of birds, butterflies and insects. This book is a great, easy to use tool for selecting trees and shrubs that will happily coexist with other native species.
 
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   Kindle Edition doesn't work correctly
Although this book appears to be great with the information it offers, the Kindle edition does not work. My view of the book looked just like copied pages, and I was not able to rotate the view or enlarge, leaving the book useless to me. I was really looking forward to reading this book and am extremely disappointed with the product I received.
 
5
   Best book to date on native woody plants
I started taking copious notes and then decided that I really needed my own copy. My only complaint is that they have relegated some of my favorite trees and shrubs to secondary '' status - defined as having problems that outweigh their positive characteristics and hence giving very little information on them. I would have preferred a larger book with more information about more plants! More like a Dirr's manual of woody landscape plants-but-but-homegrown but that would have been a different book! I am also disappointed that they included so few cultivars of each plant ; for example, they list 3 cultivars of the Birch River, Dirr lists 12. Dove and Woolridge, however, provide good information on soils that have tolerated pH, ornamental properties and wildlife value, an important issue and a major reason for choosing native plants!
 
5
   Bought for my daughter, a landscape architect
Before I gave it to my daughter for Christmas, I leafed through it and then took notes from it. I realized I was now writing the whole book down, so this book is on my list of wants. In fact, I think I'll buy it now. I love, love, how it is organized. If you are looking for a tree or a shrub under special circumstances, this is the perfect book to do so -- and who is not btw? When my daughter got it, she kind of ho-hummed, but a few days later it was obvious that she had spent some time with it because she told me one morning -- that is a really good book!
 
5
   Great Resource
I am a gardener, but the authors of this book are really gardeners! Great resource for those of us on the east coast who are looking for the right plant for the right place. Each species is cross-referenced according to various conditions, meaning that you are likely to find a plant, probably several, that is just right for you. I was mentioned in Adrian Higgins's gardening column in the Washington Post on August 19, and he was right : this is a great resource!
 
5
   Great Gardening resource book.
With this resource, Delighted. I used it to check conditions that are best suited for the shrubs for my yard -- and for the neighbors'yards. The descriptions and photos tell me exactly what I need to know for successful plantings.
 
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   Great book for helping you plan your landscape (assuming you're ...
Really well organized and covers types of landscapes and conditions, through all native trees and other plants that will work. On each plant there is lots of detail and what works well with them. I highly recommend whether you start from scratch or just looking for a few things to improve what you already have.
 
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