the midwestern native garden alternatives to nonnative flowers and plants
By Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Winner of the 2012 Helen Hull Award, presented by the National Garden Clubs.
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 othe 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., May/June 2012, native plant tips from Charlotte Adelman, WOSU-radio, April 23, 2012, Chicago, Interview with Charlotte Adelman and Bernard Schwartz (Aug. 21, 2012) May/June 2012978-0-8214-1937-3978-0-8214-4356-9â€œThe 268-page paperback is flush with possible substitutes of common garden plants from ajuga and day lilies to tansy and chrysanthemums.â€¦ Adelman says the bookâ€™s goal is to raise awareness of the vital role that native plants play in the ecosystem and prompt gardeners to consider options.â€There is no easy way to identify grasses. And no one understands this better than H.D. Harrington, who observed thousands of students struggle and learn. His clear, concise, and well-organized guide will continue to be a basic and essential text for use in the classroom or in the field. The book contains over 500 drawings and an illustrated glossary. describes sixty-five desirable tree species, their characteristics, and their uses. More than 325 color photographs illustrate the appearance of each species through the seasonsâ€”including height, shape, bark, flowers, and fall colorsâ€”as well as other factors that influence selection and siting in order to help the landscape professional or homeowner make informed choic$26.95 ($21.56)The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants Â· Ohio University Press / Swallow PressThe Midwestern Native GardenNative Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and PlantsCharlotte AdelmanBernard L. Schwartzâ€œAt 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, alerts the reader to the nativesâ€™ unique roles in attracting and sustaining increased biodiversity in our gardens.â€Maryann Whitman, Editor, Wild Ones Journal