Although our gardens may be down for a long winter’s nap, that doesn’t mean gardeners should enter complete dormancy. Considering new gardening possibilities and challenges offers mental engagement in winter. Check out my book recommendations by Midwestern garden authors below to open your mind to new ideas for the upcoming year!
Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species by Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz
Adelman and Schwartz encourage gardeners to reach beyond many of the nonnative woody ornamentals commonly offered in garden centers and consider native plants instead. Midwestern native plants support our pollinators and other wildlife. They are adapted to our climate, so they usually require less maintenance and are exceptionally hardy.
A great book to take to the garden center, Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees is organized so…
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