Native Plants For Your Maine Garden
We’ve all heard about the benefits of buying local—now the move is on to plant local, and it makes sense. Today, gardeners are increasingly using native plants because these species are cold hardy, disease resistant, noninvasive, and attractive to wildlife.
Written for home gardeners, this book covers flowering perennials, foliage perennials, grasses, groundcovers, shrubs, and trees. It also discusses how to choose the right plants for varying locations and cope with shallow-ledge soils, coastal sea spray, boggy and moist soils, and woodland conditions, and which plants are least attractive to deer. Includes two sample garden designs, one for a full-sun butterfly and bird native plant garden and one for a lightly shaded woodland-type border.
|Dimensions||8" x 10"|
|Page Count||128 pages|
|Number of Illustrations||2 garden plans|
|Number of Photos||195 color photos|
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MAUREEN HEFFERNAN has been the executive director of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens since 2004. She travels extensively to speak about the CMBG and gives presentations and workshops to garden clubs, community groups, and at regional and national conferences. She is the author of Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast, Hershey Children’s Garden, A Place to Grow, was a contributor for 500 Popular Annuals and Perennials for American Gardeners, and has written a number of Burpee American Gardening and Burpee Seeds books.