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Gardening with Native Plants of the South

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  60 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In today's South, where find gardening is a tradition, many homeowners and professional gardeners are discovering a vast 'new' palette of plant materials-native plants. They are realizing that these native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, and grasses are far better suited, and therefore easier to grow and maintain, than most of the imported plants that popu ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Taylor Trade Publishing (first published January 1st 1994)
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Erin Penn
Jun 22, 2016 Erin Penn rated it liked it
Gardening with Native Plants of the South is a reference book along the lines of a plant encyclopedia - and is about as dry a read as the dictionary. If you live in the south and love gardening naturally - or want to work towards that instead of an English manor landscaping style Americans still persistently try to emulate despite living in a totally different climate and continent, this is a great reference tool with over 200 plants sorted by height (tall trees, short trees, shrubs, flowers, gr ...more
Linda
An interesting book, Ms. Wasowski gives us pause when she explains at the beginning why many songbirds and butterflies are endangered. She refers to their habitat, including what they should eat. Planning your native garden to include these concerns is just one of the many topics she covers.

I would have loved if the author included any cultivars of the native plant with a minor description. Instead, included with each plant listed are important hints and suggestions along with native range, rela
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Jami
Jan 08, 2015 Jami rated it really liked it
An important book for gardeners in the Southern U.S.
David Ward
Jan 12, 2016 David Ward rated it liked it
Gardening with Native Plants of the South by Sally Wasowski, Andy Wasowski (Taylor Trade Publishing 1994)(635.95175). The authors advocate the use of native plants over imports for the simple reason that natives have evolved to survive in the grower's region. It's hard to argue with that, isn't it? My rating: 7.5/10, finished 1997.
Alasandra Alawine
Apr 23, 2013 Alasandra Alawine rated it it was amazing
Am enjoying this book immensely, many useful gardening tips. Lots of my favorite plants are in the book and a few that I have on my want to get list after reading the book.
Josh
Jan 22, 2012 Josh rated it really liked it
This is a useful book--it helped me to both identify existing plants and see how native plants can be put together to form natural habitat in my yard.
Michael
Mar 08, 2011 Michael rated it liked it
Good photos of plants, trees, shrubs and vines. More detail could have been put into how to develop your native garden.
Marie
Sep 16, 2013 Marie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: native-plants
Clear and informative with good pictures.
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Very informative and easy to navigate!
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