As a person who has worked in environmental sciences and landscaping for decades, as well as being a master watershed steward, I think this book will be extremely valuable to both the layperson looking to plant natives as well as landscape professionals who need an easy-to-use guide at their side. After a brief intro explaining why native plants are critical to healthy landscapes, including our endangered insect populations that rely on these plants, the book contains an in-depth section on how to use its contents most effectively This is not a book that you sit down and read...it's a reference volume that will help decipher which plants are best used in which situations.
Unlike any other plant books that I've seen, this one contains a handy chart with different landscape, planting area or vegetation characteristics, such as areas subject to drought, street planters, plants with winter interest or those tolerant of shade. There are numerous categories so that it's easy to assess the characteristics of the area you want to plant and match them with the appropriate trees and shrubs that will thrive there. Additionally, each tree or shrub has a couple of pages of description, photos, unique characteristics, habit, seasons of interest and a diagrammatic chart that shows its growth rate and its relative size (with a human figure for scale).
I highly recommend this book to those interested in making their yards (and others' yards) in harmony with the climate, topography, moisture and landscape of the Eastern seaboard through the planting of vegetation that evolved in this area. Bringing back these plants will, in turn, bring back the insect populations, followed by songbirds, small animals, and ultimately other animals higher up in the food web. It's about time that we turn our grassy expanses of lawn into habitat, so that we see a return of nature to our yards.
Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape (English Edition) Kindle电子书
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美国亚马逊： 37 条评论
it's a reference volume that will help decipher which plants are best used in which situations2018年2月9日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Best book to date on native woody plants2019年6月26日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I got this book from the library and liked it a lot. I started making copious notes, then decided I really needed my own copy. My only complaint is that they have relegated some of my favorite trees and shrubs to 'secondary' status--defined as having problems that outweigh their positive characteristics, and hence give very little information on them. I would have preferred a bigger book with more information on more plants! More like a Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants--but natives only--but that would have been a different book! I'm also disappointed that they included so few cultivars of each plant--for example, they list 3 cultivars of river birch, Dirr lists 12. However, Dove & Woolridge give good information on soils tolerated, pH, ornamental characteristics, and wildlife value--an important issue and a major reason for choosing native plants!
Bought for my daughter, a landscape architect2019年2月24日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This is an EXCELLENT book. Before I gave it to my daughter for Christmas, I was leafing through it, and then started taking notes from it. I realized I was practically writing the whole book down, so now this book is on my want list now. In fact, I think I'll buy it right now. I love, love, love how it is organized. If you are looking for a tree or shrub for special circumstances, this is the perfect book to do that -- and who isn't, btw? When my daughter got it, she kind of ho-hummed, but a couple of days later, it was obvious she had spent some time with it because she told me one morning -- that's a really good book!
Great book for helping you plan your landscape (assuming you're ...2018年5月2日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Great book for helping you plan your landscape (assuming you're located in the Eastern U.S.). Really well organized and covers types of landscapes and conditions, through all the native trees and other plants that will work. Lots of detail on each plant, and what works well with them. I highly recommend whether you're starting from scratch or just looking to add a few things to improve what you already have.
Excellent Resource for those planning a native plant landscape or restoration2019年2月23日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
As Library Coordinator for our chapter of the national organization of "Wild Ones: native plants, natural landscapes", it is my responsibility to stay up to date with the latest books on native plants and current environmental conservation thought. I introduced this book last night at our February monthly meeting and it was immediately checked out. I particularly like the pictures of each tree or shrub as a mature specimen as well as the drawings of comparable sizes of youth versus mature specimen. This very readable book gives information on ATTRIBUTES/USE IN LANDSCAPE, SEASONS OF INTEREST, FORM, COLOR, TEXTURE, CULTURE, COMPANION PLANTS, and SUPPORTED WILDLIFE for each tree or shrub. It tells where each tree/shrub is native but also, unfortunately, gives a preferred USDA zones which supports growing the specimen outside its native area. It also supports cultivars which is not in the best interests of nature. In general, however, this is a very valuable book to have in your personal library if used properly.