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Grow native : bringing natural beauty to your garden /

by Steiner, Lynn M [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2016.Description: 208 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781591866558 (sc); 1591866553 (sc).Other title: Bringing natural beauty to your garden.Subject(s): Native plant gardening -- United States | Native plants for cultivation -- United States | Native plant gardening | Native plants for cultivation | United States
Contents:
What are native plants and why should we use them? -- Gardening basics: selecting and planting native plants -- Native plants in gardens and landscapes -- Caring for native plants -- Native plants for landscape use.
Summary: Use this book to attract wildlife, conserve water, celebrate nature and reduce maintenance by growing native plants.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> Learn how to transform your yard into a beautiful landscape using native plants! </p> <p>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.</p> <p> Grow Native combines inspirational garden shots of native landscapes with plant specific chapters and photos. Topics covered include:</p> <p>- Hardiness Zone Maps<br> - Inspiration Gallery: Gardens Full of Native Plants<br> - Why Grow Natives?<br> - What Do You Mean by "Native"?<br> - Lower Water Usage / Drought-Tolerant<br> - Hardier / Tougher<br> - Easier Care<br> - Sustainability<br> - And more</p> <p><br> Additionally, sidebars throughout Naturescape offer pointers for attracting specific butterflies, birds, bees and other beneficials to your yard--all through plant selections.</p>

Includes index.

What are native plants and why should we use them? -- Gardening basics: selecting and planting native plants -- Native plants in gardens and landscapes -- Caring for native plants -- Native plants for landscape use.

Use this book to attract wildlife, conserve water, celebrate nature and reduce maintenance by growing native plants.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 6)
  • Chapter 1 What are Native Plants & Why Should We Use them? (p. 16)
  • Chapter 2 Garden Basics: Selecting & Planting Native Plants (p. 32)
  • Chapter 3 Native Plants in Gardens & Landscapes (p. 50)
  • Chapter 4 Caring for Native Plants (p. 80)
  • Chapter 5 Native Plants for Landscape Use (p. 98)
  • Index (p. 206)
  • Meet Lynn Steiner (p. 208)

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