Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide (Hardcover)

Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide By Barbara W. Ellis, Neil Soderstrom (Photographer) Cover Image
By Barbara W. Ellis, Neil Soderstrom (Photographer)
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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 lawn
* Build plant diversity
* Grow native plants
* Manage water runoff
* Welcome wildlife
* Garden wisely

Included 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781469620978
ISBN-10: 1469620979
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: March 30th, 2015
Pages: 328
Language: English