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The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planning, Planting, and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Garden (Paperback)

Ellen Sousa

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Whether you have just purchased a new property with a garden to tend, or have made a rash personal decision to go 'Green' or are just looking at the same old backyard that needs attention, this book is definitely for you! Designed and written in a practical no nonsense comprehensive style The Green Garden is an inspirational guidebook.  If you are looking for low-cost, beautiful and earth-friendly ways to green those landscapes and outdoor spaces and supply an adequate habitat for a whole variety of declining species, including birds, native pollinators, honey bees, amphibians and turtles, this book will be invaluable. It includes an extensive Plant Guide, detailing the best wildlife-friendly plants suitable for the varied conditions and microclimates found across New England, along with cultivation hints and tips, and the species attracted by each plant. Broken down into sections for Annuals, Vegetables and Herbs, Bulbs and Perennials, Shrubs, Vines, and Medium to Large Mast Trees, The Green Garden includes an introduction and photos from renowned native plant author and propagator William Cullina, formerly from the New England Wild Flower Society, now Curator at Coastal Maine Botanic Garden. The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planning, Planting, and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Garden contains an extensive Plant Guide listing plants suitable for the varied conditions and microclimates found across New England, labeled with each plant's individual preferences and uses and broken down into sections for Annuals (Native and Nonnative); Vegetables and Culinary Herbs; Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbs; Native Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Other Grasslike Plants; Native New England Ferns; Perennial Vines; Shrubs and Small Trees; and Medium- to Large-Mast Trees.    Loaded with ideas, tips, and inspiration for gardening newbies and seasoned gardeners alike, this beautifully illustrated guide shows how to attract the wildlife you want while discouraging what you don't.

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The chapters of the book include:Toward a Natural Gardening StyleWhy a Habitat Garden?Discovering New England's Native PlantsRethinking LawnsHabitat EssentialsChoosing Plants for a Habitat GardenPlanning Your Natural Habitat LandscapeTrees and Shade in the Habitat GardenHabitat Gardening in Small SpacesManaging Forest HabitatManaging Old Farms and Old Field HabitatShoreline LandscapingLandscaping Near Freshwater Ponds, Streams, and Other Wetland HabitatsAdding Water to Your Backyard HabitatNew England's Invasive Nonnative PlantsA Quick and Dirty Guide to Organic GardeningDealing with Unwanted Wildlife VisitorsThe Best Plants for New England Gardens - an extensive Plant Guide listing plants suitable for the varied conditions and microclimates found across New England, labeled with each plant's individual preferences and uses and broken down into sections for Annuals (Native and Nonnative); Vegetables and Culinary Herbs; Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbs; Native Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Other Grasslike Plants; Native New England Ferns; Perennial Vines; Shrubs and Small Trees; and Medium to Large Mast TreesNew England Plant Hardiness ZonesLoaded with ideas, tips, and inspiration for gardening newbies and seasoned gardeners alike, this beautifully illustrated guide shows how to attract the wildlife you want while discouraging what you don't.

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