100 Easy-to-grow Native Plants
For American Gardens in Temperate ZonesBook - 2009
As we see exotic plants becoming "invasive exotics," gardeners are seeking native plants for their gardens. Plants that withstand regional conditions and weather patterns deliver a hardier garden and require less maintenance.
A pioneering book when first published in 1999, this revised edition is a classic reference that meets the requirements of a changing, tougher landscape. Lorraine Johnson provides a fail-safe guide to beautiful low-maintenance plants native to many regions of the United States. The features include:Handy profiles of each native plant Maintenance requirements Creative suggestions for plant pairings Propagation and cultivation tips Index of plants by botanical name Ethical guidelines for gardeners Updated list of sources.
Especially useful are the quick-reference charts that show plants grouped by region, habitat and conditions, for example plants that tolerate dry soil in shade and plants that attract butterflies. A color photograph of each plant makes it easy to compare options and choose the right plant.