Synopses & Reviews
Bir identifies some of the showiest woody plants native to the eastern United States and tells how to propagate and care for them. He describes more than ninety species of native plants, most illustrated with a color photograph, and includes several useful appendixes listing nurseries that stock these hard-to-find species.
This is a beautifully organized, double-duty volume that belongs in the library of anyone interested in native woodies.
Native Notes Newsletter
That rarest of things: a gardening book that's even better than the description on the back of the jacket.
A useful book for the amateur gardener looking for a single source of basic information on plants.
For those whose interest is either floral beauty or horticulture, this book is excellent.
This eminently sensible book . . . will be welcomed by gardeners everywhere who grow plants native to the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183) and indexes.
Table of Contents
Part One. Natives in the Garden
1. Getting Natives Started
Pruning and Transplanting
2. The Landscape
Part Two. Plant List
1. Landscape Fertilizer Rates
2. Landscape Sizes and Germination Requirements
3. Showy Native Shrubs and Trees for Moist Sites
4. Showy Native Shrubs and Trees for Dry Sites
5. Showy Native Shrubs and Trees That Attract Wildlife
6. Showy Native Shrubs and Trees That Will Tolerate Neutral or Slightly Alkaline Soils
7. Sources of Rooting Hormones and Other Horticultural Supplies
8. Sources of Seeds for Native Woody Plants
9. Nursery Sources of Native Woody Plants
Index of Scientific Names
Index of Common Names