C. Colston Burrell
- Title: Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants
- Author: C. Colston Burrell
- ISBN: 9781889538747
- Page: 248
- Format: Paperback
The biggest enemy of any garden is not a pest, disease, or poison it s any plant with tougher survival skills than the plants it competes with The best way to weed out the invaders is with this fiendishly clever guide to native plants that can seek and destroy the top 100 most unwelcome perennials, grasses, vines, shrubs, and trees While replacing the invaders, the beauThe biggest enemy of any garden is not a pest, disease, or poison it s any plant with tougher survival skills than the plants it competes with The best way to weed out the invaders is with this fiendishly clever guide to native plants that can seek and destroy the top 100 most unwelcome perennials, grasses, vines, shrubs, and trees While replacing the invaders, the beautiful, hardy native plants described here also attract native birds and butterflies, while turning away their own enemy invaders Word and picture guides provide tips on care and maintenance, while helpful at a glance boxes depict shapes, sizes, best locations, and most attractive features of each native alternative.
Recent Comments "Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants"
This is a great book which will help you focus on native plants rather than many of the invasive non-native plants that dominate our landscape. I am thrilled that this issue is increasingly coming to the forefront and I can even see changes occurring in the retail market. But as a gardener implementation of this philosophy is not without issues. First, the availability of many of these plants is limited and surely the author is not promoting that they be dug from the wild. Sure there are native [...]
Good descriptions of the native plants, but not much info on the invasive species.
This is an excellent book, and I will be purchasing it for my home library in the near future. The one thing I don't like about the book is that the pictures of the invasive species are SO small. I'd gladly pay a few extra dollars for bigger pictures of the invasives, so I know what I'm looking for.
Facinating! Although I agree with the other reviewer who wished for sections divided by growing zones. And the pictures of the invasives are really small, as though they expected the reader to already be familier with them. But I guess that's what google images are for
Far from comprehensive but highly valuable anyway. In no uncertain terms, this book demonstrates that there are good native alternatives for the invasive plants that increasingly dominate our home landscapes.
Great recommendations plus photos. I wish one of these days that someone would write a book about perennials that didn't list them in alphabetical order by scientific name, but by biome, or forb, or growing zone. Oh well.
A simple guide listing the bad plants most people have growing in their yards and native alternatives. I just wish the alternatives were as quick and easy to grow as the invasives that are taking over.
I think this is a good read for all gardeners, those who bring home plants or bouquets with invasive species in them. A cautionary tale to those who toss berry wreaths out for the birds--you could end up with choking vines pulling down the local trees.
An excellent book for finding plants you can successfully and easily substitute for invasives. No one should be growing invasive plants. Learn what they are and get rid of them as fast as you can!
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