Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees - gardening alternatives to nonnative species


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From the back of this book written by Charlotte Adelman and Bernard Schwartz: "In this companion volume to the bestselling The Midwestern Native Garden, Charlotte Adelman and Bernard Schwartz offer another indispensable guide to replacing nonnative plants with native alternatives.  This time, their subject is the native woody species that are the backbone of our gardens and landscapes.  Among the ecological benefits, native shrubs and trees provide birds and butterflies with vital food and reproductive sites that nonnative species cannot offer.  And they tend to be hardier and easier to maintain.

The authors provide a comprehensive selection of native woody alternatives that, season by season, provide the effects similar to those nonnative shrubs and trees used for ornamental purposes and shade.  These plants are suitable for all garden styles, provide blooms and fall color, and have the same cultivation requirements as their nonnative counterparts.  Nature notes alert readers to the native species' unique ecological roles."