Aimed at beginners and veteran gardeners alike, this book is designed to help Wisconsin gardeners find, plant, and maintain the best native species for their specific sites, however modest or lavish.
Gardening with native plants is an ever-more popular practice—and for good reason. Naturally suited to a region’s climate and soil, native plants tend to thrive, and to reflect a true “fit” with the environment.
The Native Plant Profiles section offers comprehensive descriptions of some 600 species of flowers and groundcovers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns native to Wisconsin, as well as information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant.
With advice on the process of designing a natural garden that fits each lifestyle and family, the book will guide readers to the level of native plant landscaping that is just right for them.
Landscaping with Native Plants of Wisconsin
Understanding Native Plants
Classifying Native Plants
Benefits of Native Plants
Native Plants in the Landscape
Native Plant Conservation
Wisconsin’s Natural Plant Life
Learning from the Natural World
Prairie and Savanna in the Landscape
Deciduous Forest in the Landscape
Northern Mesic Forest
Northern Woodlands in the Landscape
Water and Shoreline Communities
Water in the Landscape
Gardening with Native Plants
Hardiness Zones and Frost Dates
The Midwest Book Review, May 2007
“Beautifully illustrated … an essential instructional guide to successful native-plant gardening in Wisconsin … the definitive and strongly recommended reference for any Wisconsin gardener or landscaper wanting to utilize and incorporate Wisconsin native plants.”