Design Your Natural Midwest Garden
by Patricia Hill (Author)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
hard to find books about designing with natives. This combines with some non-natives but is a good reference if you want to design your landscape with natives plants.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Patricia Hill is a professional landscape designer who specializes in designs featuring only native species. Her work has been featured in a variety of regional and national gardening and landscaping publications. She won ‘Best of Show for an exhibit garden she designed for the 2000 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. In “Design Your Natural Midwest Garden”, Patricia Hill draws upon her more than twenty-five years of experience and expertise to present both experts and non-specialist general readers alike with an easy-to-follow and beautifully illustrated instructional guide to gardening with native species. The results are gardens that are low-maintenance and good for the environment while simply lovely in appearance and perfect for upper Midwestern soils and climates. The designs are organized around Entrance Gardens; Patios and Terraces; Specialty Gardens (including the very popular Butterfly Garden); Borders; Hillsides; Woodlands; and Water Gardens. Of special note is the concluding chapter dedicated to planning a Prairie Garden. “Design Your Natural Midwest Garden” is enthusiastically recommended for personal, professional, academic, and community library Gardening & Landscaping instructional reference collections.