Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species: An Illustrated Guide


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Ohio University Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 2.05 pounds

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About the Author

Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz are the authors of Prairie Directory of North America - The United States, Canada, and Mexico and The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, winner of the 2012 Helen Hull Award from the National Garden Clubs. In 2014, Adelman was awarded an Audubon Chicago Region Habitat Project Conservation Leadership Award.


"One of the most important ... reference books recently published is Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species... An extraordinary amount of information is found in this guide, including extensive descriptions of hundreds of non-native plants and their native alternatives to plant in your yard."--The Plain Dealer
"[Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees] should be a staple in your home library. For any reader looking to transform their yard into a natural landscape with native shrubs and trees, it's the only book you'll need as you start planning your new yard ... It allows you to not only pick shrubs and trees based on their looks, but also on their value to birds and pollinators." --Wild Ones Journal
"It will be difficult to pry this second 'Gardening Alternatives' book out of most Midwestern gardeners' hands....The authors make it so easy for us to grow our own personal piece of paradise--to respect and relish our glorious Midwestern roots. This isn't a book that will gather dust on a bookshelf. Start digging."--Susan Randstrom-Bruck, Chicagoland Gardening
"Beautifully illustrated...[Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees] demonstrates how native woody plants, often ignored or underrepresented in the horticultural trade, not only form the backbone of a functioning habitat but serve as life-giving agents to birds, and a vast array of beneficial insects...As part of [Audubon Great Lakes]'s Plants for Birds campaign, we at Audubon urge Midwesterners to secure a copy of [this book] and put its concepts into practice. The survival of our region's birds depends on human creations of gardens, yards, and landscapes resplendent with native herbaceous and woody species."--Audubon Great Lakes
"With power and a sense of urgency, the preface of the book explains its rationale....The authors [have the] ability to make things small, [communicating] important concepts with an economy of words. The introduction expands upon the theme and i