Series: Lone Pine Guide
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Lone Pine (April 28, 2003)
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)
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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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