Learn how to transform your yard into a beautiful landscape using native plants!
You don't have to compromise beauty for natural landscapes with ecological responsibility and sustainability. In master gardener Lynn Steiner's book Grow Native, you'll find guidance for planting stunning gardens using native species that support your local ecosystem. Organized in an easily accessible way, the book offers instructions for planting, maintenance instructions, helpful tips about soil, watering and fertilizing as well as gorgeous photography. With guidance about how to weave native plants into your landscape and replacing common ornamentals with natural plants, this book should have a place on every gardener's bookshelf.
Grow Native combines inspirational garden shots of native landscapes with plant specific chapters and photos. Topics covered include:
- Hardiness Zone Maps- Inspiration Gallery: Gardens Full of Native Plants- Why Grow Natives?- What Do You Mean by "Native"?- Lower Water Usage / Drought-Tolerant- Hardier / Tougher- Easier Care- Sustainability- And more
Additionally, sidebars throughout Naturescape offer pointers for attracting specific butterflies, birds, bees and other beneficials to your yard--all through plant selections.
"One of the particularly helpful sections is an extremely thorough list of invasive species and specific suggestions for alternatives to each of the problem species. Instead of just saying don't plant this, specific solutions are provided depending on the situation - The Oregonian
“Steiner provides deeply informed plant profiles with instruction on each species' value to wildlife and how each one can be used and maintained in a garden. Most welcome in these profiles is an especially valuable section evaluating available varieties and cultivars.” - Texas Gardener's SEEDS