Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States
A Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape
A go-to guide to sustainable native flora for gardeners of all skill levels planting east of the Mississippi.
Gleaned from the authors' seventy-five years of combined landscape experience, this user-friendly reference offers easy-to-implement guidance on how to select the right native and sustainable species for any green thumb's needs.
From information on selecting species based on site conditions to advice on which wildlife can be attracted by certain vegetation to detailed individual plant profiles, expert authors Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge plot ideas on which native species will compliment any gardener's vision.
A sound and practical option for gardeners and landscapers from New England through the Carolinas, full of vivid four-color photographs and practical tips.
"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 Living Landscape, and Chair and Professor of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware
"Few books give such well-researched detail into where and how to utilize both common and sorely underutilized native trees and shrubs in the landscape. This book should be a required reference for nurserymen and landscape designers."
—Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
"FINALLY! In a thoughtful, organized and simple format, this book illustrates how to build better landscapes, gardens, and environmentally sensitive ecologies. This is a long overdue book and it has my absolute endorsement."
—Eric D. Groft, Principal/Vice President, Oehme van Sweden, Landscape Architecture
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Author & Illustrator Bios:Tony Dove, author
Tony Dove is a horticulturalist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland, with forty years of professional experience managing and consulting with public and private gardens from New York to South Carolina. Dove is a frequent public speaker and has written articles for the American Horticultural Society and Smithsonian Associates Magazine.
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Ginger Woolridge, author
Ginger Woolridge's professional experience has included garden design, design instruction at the USDA, commercial real estate acquisitions, commercial and residential development, and construction. Woolridge serves on the Board of Trustees of 1000 Friends of Maryland.Read more about Ginger
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ISBN: 978-1-63289-204-1 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-205-8 PDF
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Page count: 336
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