Whether you have just purchased a new property with a garden to tend, or have made a rash personal decision to go 'Green' or are just looking at the same old backyard that needs attention, this book is definitely for you!
Designed and written in a practical no nonsense comprehensive styleThe Green Gardenis an inspirational guidebook. If you are looking for low-cost, beautiful and earth-friendly ways to "green" those landscapes and outdoor spaces and supply an adequate habitat for a whole variety of declining species, including birds, native pollinators, honey bees, amphibians and turtles, this book will be invaluable.
It includes an extensive Plant Guide, detailing the best wildlife-friendly plants suitable for the varied conditions and microclimates found across New England, along with cultivation hints and tips, and the species attracted by each plant.
Broken down into sections for Annuals, Vegetables and Herbs, Bulbs and Perennials, Shrubs, Vines, and Medium to Large "Mast" Trees,The Green Gardenincludes an introduction and photos from renowned native plant author and propagator William Cullina, formerly from the New England Wild Flower Society, now Curator at Coastal Maine Botanic Garden.
The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planning, Planting, and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Gardencontains an extensive Plant Guide listing plants suitable for the varied conditions and microclimates found across New England, labeled with each plant's individual preferences and uses and broken down into sections for Annuals (Native and Nonnative); Vegetables and Culinary Herbs; Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbs; Native Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Other Grasslike Plants; Native New England Ferns; Perennial Vines; Shrubs and Small Trees; and Medium- to Large-Mast Trees. The chapters of the book include:
Toward a Natural Gardening Style
Why a Habitat Garden?
Discovering New England's Native Plants
Choosing Plants for a Habitat Garden
Planning Your Natural Habitat Landscape
Trees and Shade in the Habitat Garden
Habitat Gardening in Small Spaces
Managing Forest Habitat
Managing Old Farms and Old Field Habitat
Landscaping Near Freshwater Ponds,
Streams, and Other Wetland Habitats
Adding Water to Your Backyard Habitat
New England's Invasive Nonnative Plants
A Quick and Dirty Guide to Organic Gardening
Dealing with Unwanted Wildlife Visitors
The Best Plants for New England Gardens
New England Plant Hardiness Zones
Loaded with ideas, tips, and inspiration for gardening newbies and seasoned gardeners alike, this beautifully illustrated guide shows how to attract the wildlife you want while discouraging what you don't.
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