Mid-South Gardening forum: new book: Native Plants of the Southeast

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Name: Katie
Oktibbeha Co., MS (Zone 8a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders!
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kchd
Dec 29, 2015 12:01 PM CST
I received a new book for Xmas, which I have been wishing for since last year, when it was first published: Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden by Larry Mellichamp.

I really like the way it is put together. It shows you how to choose the best native plants and how to use them in the garden. It is broken up into sections with plant profiles for over 460 species of trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, bog plants, and wildflowers. Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. Comprehensive lists recommend particular plants for difficult situations, as well as plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. If you can find it at your library, it is worth a look.

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"That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics." — Aldo Leopold
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Feb 6, 2016 12:19 PM CST
This is my FAVORITE reference book. I had an earlier edition,,got a later..gave the firstaway to my niece. I see there is another. Enjoy it!! Separating by size was very helpful for me. It is very comprehensive and commonsense.
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