Native Plants for New England Gardens

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Globe Pequot Press
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5.5 X 7.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
New England Wild Flower Society Director of the Botanic Garden Mark Richardson studied ornamental horticulture at the University of Rhode Island and holds a master's degree from the University of Delaware's Longwood Graduate Program. Native Plants for New England Gardens is a product of his passion for public horticulture. Photographer and author Dan Jaffe earned a degree in botany from the University of Maine, Orono, and has years of nursery and plant sales experience. He is the official propagator and stock bed grower of the New England Wild Flower Society.
"Eminently qualified and passionate wildflower experts Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe have crafted a wildflower guide that ticks all the boxes. Novice and expert gardeners alike will embrace this handsome book brimming over with stunning flower and foliage photographs of native perennials, shrubs, and trees. Native Plants for New England Gardens includes simple step-by-step instructions to grow and nurture an environmentally sound landscape bursting with beneficial birds, bugs and butterflies and is certain to become an essential reference guide for all New England gardeners."--Miriam Goldberger, President, Wildflower Farm
"There is a groundswell of interest in using native plants to enhance the ecological value of our properties. But which plants should we use and how should we use them? The clear writing and beautiful rendition of Native Plants for New England Gardens answers these questions in spades!" --Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants and co-author of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden
"Every New England homeowner who is interested in supporting bees, butterflies and other wildlife should have a copy of Native Plants for New England Gardens on their bookshelves. It won't stay on the shelf for long, however, because this book by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe will be frequently put to use as decisions are made about which trees, shrubs and perennials should be planted. The authors have chosen the listings with care; the plants included assist pollinators and bring beauty to the landscape. Mark and Dan's book is filled with inspiring descriptions and planting tips, and is a resource for every home landscaper, be they plant geeks or plant newbies."--C.L. Fornari, The Garden Lady, author of The Cocktail Hour Garden and Coffee for Roses
"A concise compendium with useful knowledge for both the native plant enthusiast and the curious home gardener."--Matt Mattus, author of and Past President, North American Rock Garden Society
"Native plants for New England gardens will quickly become a necessary guide for both amateur and expert gardeners. Within the highly irregular climate of New England where extremes are the norm, this book gives the plant enthusiast and opportunity to learn about those plants which are not only suited for our climate, but provide year round interest as well. With so many pictures and vivid descriptions as well as tidbits about many of the plants even the most avid of gardeners is sure to learn something new. This is more than a guide, it's a story about those plants Native to England and you'll be excited to turn each page to know such nuggets of information as which plants play nicely with others and who might be the plant bully of the garden."--Dave Epstein, Meteorologist and Horticulturist,
"Tempted by wildflowers but reluctant to try them on your home front? Here comes a book chock full of inspiration and advice from seasoned experts with an emphasis on realistic. If Richardson and Jaffe have their way, the lines between wild and cultivated will be blurred to benefit everyone."--Tovah Martin, author of The Garden in Every Sense and Season
"This is the book I have been waiting for! At last, solid expert advice on how to grow, and what to expect, from all the plants we love in the wild. Plus, lots of wonderful tidbits about companion planting, insects and more."--Edwina von Gal, Landscape Designer and Founder/President of the Perfect Earth Project