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Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East Paperback – April 1, 2010
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But What if the garden style that appeals to you is not the natural looking wildlife garden? Do you have to choose wildlife over design or vice versa?
Say, for instance, that what really appeals to your sense of beauty is a formal garden, or a cottage garden, or a knot garden, or even a Japanese-style garden.
Do you think that those kinds of gardens are out of your reach if you want to support wildlife in your garden?
Carolyn Summers' new book, Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East shows you in great detail how to have the garden of your dreams while still using native (or indigenous) plants.
Her chapter on "Safe Sex in the Garden" is witty and full of great information to prevent "the bad guys," those plants that we don't want spreading rampantly through our natural areas, from reproducing.
You'll see native, or indigenous, plants in a whole new light after reading this book. As a matter of fact, Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East is so good that I am unable to put it down. I just have to keep reading because it's so full of great information.
She has a chapter on different types of designs using Northeast plants including Japanese gardens, perennial borders, cottage and woodland gardens and more. Plus there is a chapter on where to buy indigenous plants. This book is great reading and a wonderful reference book. We removed all non-native grasses, ground covers, and 8 buddleias from our property and hired a tree company to begin removing English Ivy. Now we have lots more room for the wonderful plants she suggests. A must read for native gardeners.
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First book to really pull together a clear picture of why this matters from a very practical point of view.Published 7 months ago by Christine M. Pucci
Lots of good information for the region. Especially helpful because it is specific to the region. So many writers on the subject are from the West
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With todays declining butterfly and song bird populations it is important to have plantings that will support them. Ms. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ed G
A rarity in that it applies to the north easr more than the middle atlantic. A must for serious native loversPublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Nothing to dislike, can't put it down. I'm a landscape designer and it helps remind me why I fell in love with plants in the first place.Published on May 11, 2013 by Heidi