Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East” as Want to Read:
Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Gardeners, with all good fortune and flora, are endowed with love for a hobby that has profound potential for positive change. The beautifully illustrated Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East approaches landscape design from an ecological perspective, encouraging professional horticulturalists and backyard enthusiasts alike to intensify their use of indigenous ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Rutgers University Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-41)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Pam
Aug 03, 2014 Pam rated it liked it
Shelves: nature, garden
Despite the deniers of climate change, our environment is changing in so many ways. I agree, admire, and respect Carolyn Summers' argument that non-native plants are negatively affecting our environment. In this book, she does an excellent job explaining why we should avoid invasive non-native plants in our yards and gardens. I did wonder about her rejection even of widespread nonindigenous, like Queen Anne's Lace, which have been present in our environment for centuries. She presents native ...more
Nancy
Oct 10, 2012 Nancy rated it it was amazing
This superb little book has increased my understanding of and alliegance to the use of indigenous (not simply "native") plants in landscaping. The author seamlessly explains the specific needs of wildlife that are related to the indigenous plants, and how even small additions or subtractions of indigenous species affect the population of wildlife in the area. The only "complaint" I have is the lack of color photos; that's probably because I'm such a visual processor due to so much visual media. ...more
Natalie
Natalie rated it did not like it
Sep 12, 2016
Kathleen Brown
Kathleen Brown rated it really liked it
Oct 01, 2014
Edmund Sharron
Edmund Sharron rated it it was amazing
Sep 09, 2015
Janelle
Janelle rated it liked it
Dec 08, 2010
Victoria Campbell
Victoria Campbell rated it really liked it
Jun 06, 2014
Pam
Pam rated it it was ok
Feb 08, 2011
Dawn M. Dybowski
Dawn M. Dybowski rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2015
Amanda Avery
Amanda Avery rated it really liked it
May 05, 2014
Alison Baker
Alison Baker rated it it was amazing
May 23, 2014
Heather Holm
Heather Holm rated it it was amazing
Feb 07, 2014
Donna L. Long
Donna L. Long rated it it was amazing
Apr 16, 2011
Anne
Anne rated it liked it
Aug 28, 2013
Jer
Jer rated it really liked it
Nov 16, 2014
Ashlynn
Ashlynn rated it liked it
Feb 14, 2015
Lissette
Lissette rated it it was amazing
Aug 27, 2012
Terry
Terry rated it liked it
Jan 02, 2016
Michele
Michele rated it really liked it
Nov 06, 2011
Vikki
Vikki rated it really liked it
Jun 20, 2015
Risa
Risa rated it it was amazing
Aug 14, 2015
Carol
Carol rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2016
Holly
Holly rated it liked it
Jun 30, 2016
MaryEllen
MaryEllen rated it really liked it
May 07, 2013
Carole Sevilla Brown
Carole Sevilla Brown rated it it was amazing
May 23, 2013
Sarah
Sarah rated it it was amazing
Mar 01, 2014
Judi
Judi added it
Apr 28, 2010
Nicole
Nicole added it
Dec 26, 2012
Eric Miller
Eric Miller marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2012
Jeannie
Jeannie marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2013
Betty
Betty marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2013
Ann
Ann marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2013
Laura West
Laura West marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2013
Rachael
Rachael marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2014
Mark Franklin
Mark Franklin marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2014
Girard
Girard marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2014
Jane Milliman
Jane Milliman marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2014
Jennifer
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2014
Lorraine
Lorraine marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2015
Noel
Noel is currently reading it
Apr 03, 2015
Tyron Yamaguchi
Tyron Yamaguchi is currently reading it
Jul 26, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book