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Landscaping with Native Plants of Wisconsin

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Aimed at beginners and veteran gardeners alike, this book is designed to help Wisconsin gardeners find, plant, and maintain the best native species for their specific sites, however modest or lavish. 



Gardening with native plants is an ever-more popular practice—and for good reason.  Naturally suited to a region’s climate and soil, native plants tend to thrive, and to refle
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 15th 2007 by Voyageur Press
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Carolyn Page
Nov 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked it. Thorough, easy to use information on a niche topic. The more I hike, the more I don't want a yard as much as a patch of Wisconsin forest. ...more
Art
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting and practical garden guide. This landscaping catalog includes history andfour hundred profiles of native plants, including trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and flowers.

Glaciers over millennia determined the topography and soils of Wisconsin. Later, Native Americans lived in harmony with the plants and animals, writes Lynn Steiner.

Native plants grew here before the European settlement of two hundred years ago. European settlers, however, cut down large stands of trees and plowed the
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Elizabeth
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very comprehensive, easy to use. Use it to plan & plant my native garden.
Lance Thomas
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book was about the native plants of Wisconsin that the author, Lynn M. Steiner, believes to be the best for various landscaping conditions and sites in Wisconsin. It is divided into several sections for each group of plant types that one could use in landscaping. The sections are flowers and groundcovers, ferns, grasses, evergreen conifers, deciduous shrubs and small trees, deciduous trees, and vines. Each section would have several plants which would be described in detail as to its native ...more
William
Aug 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Comprehensive treatment of the subject.

Includes some of my favorites such as anise hyssop, nodding wild onion, jack in the pulpit, wild ginger, butterfly weed, marsh marigold, rattlesnake master, etc.
Ellenh
Oct 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I borrowed this from the library and liked it so much that I bought it. Another great reference, includes how to control the plants and propagation. Nice photos.
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