Grow Native

Bringing Natural Beauty to Your Garden

Grow Native Bringing Natural Beauty to Your Garden
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Format: Paperback / softback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781591866558
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Description

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 Nativecombines 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.

The author

Lynn Steiner is one of the Upper Midwest's best-known garden writers and a frequent speaker at gardening and environmental events. She is the author and photographer of several books that advocate for the effective use of native plants in the typical home landscape. Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota, the first book designed to identify Minnesota's native plants and plant communities and to demonstrate how to use them effectively in a typical home landscape, was a finalist in the 2006 Minnesota Book Awards in the Science and Nature category.

Lynn is the author and photographer of several other books, including Rain Gardens: Sustainable Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard and a Healthy World, published in February 2012. Other titles include Landscaping with Native Plants of Wisconsin, published spring 2007, and Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan, published in 2006 and named a Michigan Notable Book for 2007. She also helped develop, wrote, and provided photographs for The Complete Guide to Gardening series, ten regional gardening books published in 2012 by Cool Springs Press.

For fifteen years, Lynn was the editor of Northern Gardener magazine, the official publication of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. Under her direction, Northern Gardener received several Overall Excellence awards from the Minnesota Magazine & Publication Association, and several individual contributors received Garden Writers Association Media awards. She now writes a column for the magazine titled "Northern Natives."

Lynn lives with her husband and two cats on a 115-year-old farmstead in northern Washington County, Minnesota, where she enjoys tending her gardens and watching the progress of her restored prairie, savannah, and oak woodland.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781591866558
Illustrations: 262 color photos
Size: 8 in x 10 in x 0.5 in / 203.2 mm x 254 mm x 12.7 mm
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