Gardening with Native Wildflowers by Samuel B. Jones Jr., Leonard E. Foote

By Samuel B. Jones Jr., Leonard E. Foote

Gardening with local Wild plant life The authors introduce the reader to the panorama possiblities of crops often ignored, or these wrongly thought of to be universal and for that reason unintersting. Gardeners from simply east of the good Plains to the Atlantic will locate unique details on which crops to take advantage of and the way to exploit them. There are wide plant lists for either shady and sunny backyard spots and for boggy websites, in addition to chapters on local groundcovers; ferns and fern allies; and grasses, sedges, and rushes. those are complemented by way of over two hundred colour photos to create a gorgeous and convenient consultant.

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A garden of perennial, native wild flowers provides enduring joy and pleasure, something permanent in a world of impermanence. The growing of natives is no longer the exclusive concern of a handful of sophisticated, dedicated plantsmen. The popularity of our native treasures is a logical extension of the concern to preserve America's natural landscape features. As a consequence, landscape architects, designers, landscape contractors, nurserymen, and amateur gardeners are planting natives in increasing quantities.

Foote Page 4 Cover photograph of Echinacea purpurea courtesy of the authors. Copyright © 1990 by Timber Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Paperback edition printed 1997 Printed in Singapore Timber Press, Inc. The Haseltine Building 133 S. W. A. A.  Foote. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references.  Title. 9'5173dc20 90-33273 CIP Page 5 Contents Dedication 7 Acknowledgments 8 Chapter 1. An Introduction to Native Wild Flowers 9 Scope 9 Definitions 9 Why Grow Native Wild Flowers? 10 Conservation 11 Meadows 11 Nomenclature 12 Classification of Plants 13 Chapter 2.

The use of wild flowers and hardy native ferns is not limited to placement in wild flower gardens. Native plants can be valuable sources of plant materials for all developed landscapes (Fig. 1-3, 1-4, & 1-5). One of the purposes of this book is to encourage gardeners and professional designers to incorporate herbaceous native plant material together with exotics into their designs and gardens. Some additional terms should be clarified. An annual is a plant which germinates, lives, flowers and sets seed during one growing season then dies during or at the end of that growing season.

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