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100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants: For American Gardens in Temperate Zones
Author(s): Johnson, L.
Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books
Comments: From Amazon.com Johnson defines native plants as those that grew here before European settlement, that is, native to various regions of North America. And by "easy-to-grow," she means plants that require very little maintenance, such as watering, fertilizing, weeding, pruning, etc. The common and botanical name, height, and blooming period of each plant is given, along with its soil, sun, shade, and moisture requirements. Other data includes each plant's native habitat and range (Northeast, prairies, or Northwest), description, propagation, good companions, and related species. Such familiar plants as bee balm, black-eyed Susan, Christmas fern, creeping phlox, Jacob's ladder, purple coneflower, and Virginia bluebells are listed. Each listing includes an attractive color photograph by Andrew Leyerle. There are also 12 plant charts in color, organized by region, habitat, and conditions. Replete with useful ideas and information. George Cohen
Last Updated: 2012-07-18