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Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation

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Written by Donald J. Leopold, expert in horticulture, botany, forestry, and ecology

No other single volume on native plants has such comprehensive horticultural coverage as Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation. Nearly seven hundred species of native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers from the northeastern quarter of the
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Hardcover, 308 pages
Published February 8th 2005 by Timber Press (first published February 1st 2005)
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Linda
Mar 23, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing
This is a valuable book because it covers ferns, grasses, wildflowers, vines, shrubs, trees and gives much of the information that one needs to choose plants for particular sites. The list of Leopold's own favorite plants is special, and I really like the appendix that includes lists of plants best-suited to shade and sun, plus plants that attract butterflies, birds, and mammals. My only complaint concerns my having purchased several maple-leaf viburnums, only one of which lived. More info. on t ...more
Quinn
Dec 24, 2011 Quinn rated it liked it
Very thick, informative tome that should be a necessary addition to every NE native gardener's library.

I wish there were pictures of each specimen, but there were plenty of photos to be sure.

The author comes off a bit stuffy and overly academic. It wasn't a fun read. Made me a bit sad.
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Excellent resource, tons of photos, appendices include list of natives by ability to survive in different environmental conditions & utility for insects/birds/mammals.
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