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Tree And Shrub Gardening For Michigan (Lone Pine Guide)

With this beautiful book at your fingertips, you can select, plant and care for the trees and shrubs that suit the conditions present in your garden:* Detailed listings for 89 different species of trees and shrubs, along with information on more than 650 recommended varieties and cultivars best suited for Michigan gardens* Size, shape and growing zone* Seasonal color* Notes on the best features of each species or variety* What tree or shrub to select for a specific location* How to plant, prune and propagate* Soil, moisture and sunlight requirements* Year-round maintenance* Tips for solving pest and disease problems.

Series: Lone Pine Guide

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Lone Pine (April 28, 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1551053470

ISBN-13: 978-1551053479

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,054,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #72 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Region > Midwest #119 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Shrubs #237 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Trees

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.

Very detailed book. Gives great information on many of the common trees and shrubs in Michigan. The book also mentions varieties of the plants, common problems, and talks about any special care that certain plants may need.

I had a master gardener recommend this book and she carries it with her as her go-to reference when she helps out novice gardeners like me. It's easy to read, good cross reference index, sensible recommendations for landscaping.

As a new homeowner, I've found myself with a huge yard. The house was empty for two years. Now that I've cut, pruned, and cleared shrubs, I'm ready to plant new stuff. I saw this book in Borders and was surprised by the detailed descriptions and pictures. By no means do I have a green thumb. This book; however, encourages me to learn more.

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