Tree specialist Tim Wood and veteran garden writer Alison Beck team up to write a definitive book on the best trees and shrubs to plant in Michigan gardent. Practical advice on pruning, optimal location, maturity, planting, problems and pests is included....
|Title||:||Tree & Shrub Gardening for Michigan|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Tree & Shrub Gardening for Michigan Reviews
The collaborative effort between Tim Wood & Alison Beck is a noteworthy resource for people gardening in the very cold/unreliable weather of Michigan.Many of the comments are very insightful & the practical easy to use lay out simplifies the process of choosing suitable woody ornamentals for one's landscaping project.As a landscape designer not originally from Mi, I've used this book as a very reliable source for recommendations in the design process. Both professionals & homeowners alike will appreciate this books wealth of information & easy reading style.My only issue with the book was that it stuck with most of the very traditional sometimes overused plants here in Michigan. Would have been nice to have seen included a few more plants that are zone hardy to Michigan yet are highly underused and could do with some exposure to the general public. Eg: Asimina, Dianthus, Evodia, Itea, Pseudotsuga & the vast array of Explorer shrub roses that do marvellous in MichiganOverall I think the book has plenty to offer as a crash course that lays a solid foundation to build (a garden) on.
Dreaming of what I can plant to improve the homestead landscape, in a month or two. All the books in this series are well laid out, dependable as a handbook, and contain both reliable information and useful photos.