Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees

Filename: midwestern-native-shrubs-and-trees.pdf
ISBN: 9780821445303
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Number of pages: 448
Author: Charlotte Adelman
Publisher: Ohio University Press

Download and read online Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Midwestern Native Garden

Filename: the-midwestern-native-garden.pdf
ISBN: 9780821443569
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Number of pages: 272
Author: Charlotte Adelman
Publisher: Ohio University Press

Download and read online The Midwestern Native Garden in PDF and EPUB 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.


Native Plants of the Midwest

Filename: native-plants-of-the-midwest.pdf
ISBN: 9781604697773
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Number of pages: 440
Author: Alan Branhagen
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online Native Plants of the Midwest in PDF and EPUB Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.


Grow Native

Filename: grow-native.pdf
ISBN: 9780760350843
Release Date: 2016-03-20
Number of pages: 208
Author: Lynn M. Steiner
Publisher: Cool Springs Press

Download and read online Grow Native in PDF and EPUB You don't have to compromise beauty for natural landscapes with ecological responsibility and sustainability. In master gardener Lynn Steiner's book Grow Native, you'll find guidance for planting stunning gardens using native species that support your local ecosystem. Organized in an easily accessible way, the book offers instructions for planting, maintenance instructions, helpful tips about soil, watering and fertilizing as well as gorgeous photography. With guidance about how to weave native plants into your landscape and replacing common ornamentals with natural plants, this book should have a place on every gardener's bookshelf. Grow Native combines inspirational garden shots of native landscapes with plant specific chapters and photos. Additionally, sidebars throughout Naturescape offer pointers for attracting specific butterflies, birds, bees and other beneficials to your yard--all through plant selections.


The Humane Gardener

Filename: the-humane-gardener.pdf
ISBN: 9781616896171
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Number of pages: 224
Author: Nancy Lawson
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Download and read online The Humane Gardener in PDF and EPUB In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.


The Midwestern Native Garden

Filename: the-midwestern-native-garden.pdf
ISBN: 9780821443569
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Number of pages: 272
Author: Charlotte Adelman
Publisher: Ohio University Press

Download and read online The Midwestern Native Garden in PDF and EPUB 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.


Invasive Species

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ISBN: 9780199922031
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Number of pages: 329
Author: Daniel Simberloff
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Invasive Species in PDF and EPUB An analysis of the ecological and political impacts of invasive species, written by a leading invasion biologist


Bringing Nature Home

Filename: bringing-nature-home.pdf
ISBN: 1604691468
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Number of pages: 360
Author: Douglas W. Tallamy
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online Bringing Nature Home in PDF and EPUB “If you cut down the goldenrod, the wild black cherry, the milkweed and other natives, you eliminate the larvae, and starve the birds. This simple revelation about the food web—and it is an intricate web, not a chain—is the driving force in Bringing Nature Home.” —The New York Times As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction. Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition—with an expanded resource section and updated photos—will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.


America s Romance with the English Garden

Filename: america-s-romance-with-the-english-garden.pdf
ISBN: 9780821444528
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Number of pages: 272
Author: Thomas J. Mickey
Publisher: Ohio University Press

Download and read online America s Romance with the English Garden in PDF and EPUB The 1890s saw a revolution in advertising. Cheap paper, faster printing, rural mail delivery, railroad shipping, and chromolithography combined to pave the way for the first modern, mass-produced catalogs. The most prominent of these, reaching American households by the thousands, were seed and nursery catalogs with beautiful pictures of middle-class homes surrounded by sprawling lawns, exotic plants, and the latest garden accessories—in other words, the quintessential English-style garden. America’s Romance with the English Garden is the story of tastemakers and homemakers, of savvy businessmen and a growing American middle class eager to buy their products. It’s also the story of the beginnings of the modern garden industry, which seduced the masses with its images and fixed the English garden in the mind of the American consumer. Seed and nursery catalogs delivered aspirational images to front doorsteps from California to Maine, and the English garden became the look of America.


Native Trees Shrubs Vines

Filename: native-trees-shrubs-vines.pdf
ISBN: 0618098585
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 354
Author: William Cullina
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Native Trees Shrubs Vines in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive, illustrated reference covering nearly one thousand native woody plants discusses the benefits of using such trees, shrubs, and vines in ecological gardening to provide food and shelter to attract birds and butterflies and offers helpful instructions on how to select, cultivate, and propagate a variety of native species.


The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

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ISBN: 9781603585170
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 384
Author: Katrina Blair
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online The Wild Wisdom of Weeds in PDF and EPUB The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.


How to identify grasses and grasslike plants sedges and rushes

Filename: how-to-identify-grasses-and-grasslike-plants-sedges-and-rushes.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015036089558
Release Date: 1977-01
Number of pages: 142
Author: Harold David Harrington
Publisher: Swallow Pr

Download and read online How to identify grasses and grasslike plants sedges and rushes in PDF and EPUB A guide to identifying various grasses, with over 500 drawings and an illustrated glossary.


Growing Trees from Seed

Filename: growing-trees-from-seed.pdf
ISBN: 1554073634
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 280
Author: Henry Kock
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

Download and read online Growing Trees from Seed in PDF and EPUB Provides information on growing native trees, vines, and shrubs from seeds, covering such topics as how to extract a seed, treating and germinating a seed, growth rate, and transplanting.


Easy Gardens for the South

Filename: easy-gardens-for-the-south.pdf
ISBN: 097122207X
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 316
Author: Harvey Cotten
Publisher: Color Garden Incorporated

Download and read online Easy Gardens for the South in PDF and EPUB This groundbreaking book shows beginners and experienced gardeners alike how to create gorgeous gardens with the easiest, colorful, low water plants the south has to offer. Learn about annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees that thrive with little or no irrigation and only require minutes of care per year - plants that can breeze through hot, humid, southern summers while attracting butterflies, birds and hummingbirds. Shop for plants like a pro by taking the book with you to garden centers and checking out the latest information on the newest plants around – from people who have grown them! Create traffic-stopping color combinations from the over 150 easy examples shown. The book is extremely easy to follow, with thousands of color photographs, as well as many budget gardening tips. For Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, north Florida, and north and central Louisiana.


Wisconsin Natural Resources

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01040113Y
Release Date: 2006
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