Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens: A Handbook for Gardeners, Homeowners, and Professionals

Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens: A Handbook for Gardeners, Homeowners, and Professionals

by Gil Nelson
     
 

Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens highlights and illustrates several hundred readily available and easy-to-grow native species for gardeners and landscapers living in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

These plants include shrubs, small and large trees, and a collection of perennials, all of

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Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens highlights and illustrates several hundred readily available and easy-to-grow native species for gardeners and landscapers living in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

These plants include shrubs, small and large trees, and a collection of perennials, all of which have proven to be extremely successful landscape plants in the southeastern United States. The average homeowner will be able to find many of these species in local retail nurseries whether or not these nurseries specialize in native plants.

Gil Nelson has created an indispensable, authoritative publication that describes and recommends high-performing native plants, tells readers how to avoid the use of invasive species in their gardens, and highlights the design of several specialty and wildlife gardens. The included species have been selected based on discussions with landscape and gardening enthusiasts and professionals; personal knowledge and experience; and field visits to retail nurseries, wholesale nurseries, and private and public gardens and arboreta throughout the southeast. Divided into three main parts, this book contains chapters covering theme gardening, invasive species, challenge plants, hollies, native azaleas, magnolias, blueberries, native roses, and vines, groundcovers, and spring ephemerals, concluding with a catalog of one hundred "good doers." The inclusion of more than 600 color photos makes this an easy-to-use, valuable addition to any gardener's library.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813034584
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/05/2010
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
454,105
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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