The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants
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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.
"This lovely and inspired book will turn your mind to the future, to gardening, and to creation, of whatever divine, authorial, or arboreal inspiration. Get your green fingers at the ready."
-- ReadWorthy Books
"Adelman and Schwartz have written an informative, beautifully illustrated book. . . . Every Midwestern gardener interested in the reintroduction of native plants will want to own this book. Applicable to gardens in adjacent states as well."
-- Library Journal
"At last, an idea whose time has come! This is the only book I know of, for the Midwest, that systematically suggests native plants of similar appearance and growing requirements, to replace nonnatives we might otherwise plant in our landscapes. Importantly, The Midwestern Native Garden alerts the reader to the natives' unique roles in attracting and sustaining increased biodiversity in our gardens."--Maryann Whitman, Editor, Wild Ones Journal
"For Midwestern gardeners this is an excellent reference book to have on your native plants, and some of them look nicer than their city cousins."--The National Gardener
"Midwestern gardeners who aim to create native landscapes that provide important habitat to birds and other wildlife have a valuable new resource."--Audubon Magazine
"Although this book was written for the Midwest, many of the natives it recommends are found in other parts of the continent, or have closely related counterparts. As a result, (The Midwestern Native Garden) is useful to gardeners well beyond the Midwest."--Bluebird: Journal of the North American Bluebird Society
"This book helps you transform your existing ornamental gardens to native ones by providing lists of native plants with similar form, color, and growing conditions to the ornamentals you may have now. Five years ago, my gardens were approximately one-third native. Now they are more than four-fifths native. This book helped me do this."--GoNativesNow