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Designing gardens with flora of the American East / Carolyn Summers, Kate Brittenham.

"Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East, by Carolyn Summers, was originally published in 2010. Since then, even more has been learned about the ways gardeners can help to bring back insect, bird, and other wildlife populations. Recent news about insect and bird population crashes have helped to move the public opinion needle towards widespread acceptance of the need to include native plants in our landscape. Finally, there is tremendous "buzz" now around native plant gardens, also known as pollinator gardens. At the same time, because native plants have not been in the landscaping mainstream forever, there is a need for books that offer model designs and plant lists for those designers making the switch to native plants, as well as do-it-yourself homeowners. This revised edition, co-authored with daughter and landscape designer Kate Brittenham, provides guidance on recent research that targets the use of the most important native plants, the most effective ways to use them, and explores issues with cultivars and exotic plants. This edition is further enhanced with new graphic designs and improved plant lists to make native plants more accessible to a wider audience. The authors hope this book will support the many well-intentioned efforts to transition from laws and restore formerly invaded properties with these simple, beautiful landscaping solutions. The states covered in this book are CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WI, and WV"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781978833630
  • Physical Description: xiii, 297 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Revised and expanded edition.
  • Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Landscape gardening > East (U.S.).
Endemic plants > East (U.S.).
Gardening to attract wildlife > East (U.S.).
Native plant gardening > East (U.S.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.


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