Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide


Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: The University of North Carolina Press Pages: 384 Illustrations and other contents: 317 colour plates, 20 figures, 49 sidebars Language: English ISBN: 9781469620978 Categories: , ,

What if, one step at a time, we could make our gardens and landscapes more eco-friendly? Barbara W. Ellis’s colorful, comprehensive guide shows homeowners, gardeners, garden designers, and landscapers how to do just that for the large and beautiful Chesapeake Bay watershed region. This area includes Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and part of West Virginia (translating to portions of USDA Zones 6, 7, and 8). Here, mid-Atlantic gardeners, from beginners to advanced, will find the essential tools for taking steps to make their gardens part of the solution through long-term planning and planting. The guide is built from the ground up around six simple but powerful principles that anyone can use:Reduce lawnBuild plant diversityGrow native plantsManage water runoffWelcome wildlifeGarden wiselyIncluded are detailed instructions for assessing and designing your particular garden or landscape site; choosing and caring for trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and flowers; and succeeding with such conditions as shade or poor soil. From rain gardens to woodland gardens, meadow gardens to wildlife gardens, and much more, this indispensable guide features more than 300 color photographs.Published in association with the Adkins Arboretum.

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Offers helpful advice on assessing, designing, planting, and maintaining earth friendly landscapes.--The American Gardener Both enjoyable reading and an invaluable reference. It lacks for nothing with elegant multiple entry points to satisfy a veteran or a novice gardener.--The Association for Garden Communicators

Author Biography

Former managing editor of gardening books at Rodale Press and publications director at the American Horticultural Society, Barbara W. Ellis is the author of Covering Ground: Unexpected Ideas for Landscaping with Colorful, Low-Maintenance Ground Covers, among other books.