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RECOMMENDED BOOKS - Southeast

 
   
 
 
   
     
 
 

Gardening With Native Plants of the South
by Sally Wasowski and Andy Wasowski (contributor)
Published by: Taylor Pub

Explore the many possibilities and advantages of going native as Wasowski discusses how to create a wildlife habitat in your backyard. This book includes specific information on over 200 familiar, easy-to-find native plants, over 250 color photographs, nine sample garden plans, and more. 208 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

 
     
 
 

A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants
by Rufino Osario
Published by: University Press of Florida

Appropriate for beginning as well as expert gardeners, not to mention anyone looking for a good indentification manual of Florida natives, this book features 359 color photographs accompanying detailed descriptions and methods for cultivating Florida native plants, with an emphasis on those from southern Florida. 304 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

 
     
 
 

Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee
by Margie Hunter
Published by: University of Tennessee Press

This is an easy and thorough source of information for all levels of gardeners in Tennessee and the Mid-South. In a casual, entertaining tone, Hunter gives her readers a look at the natural history and ecology of Tennessee before delving into the main section of the book, a comprehensive list of wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs, vines, and trees native to the area, accompanied by color photos and including descriptions and detailed information on each plant. 416 pp.

Available at: www.gardeningwithnativeplants.com. Or try your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

 
     
 
 

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States
by Peter Alden
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

An easy-to-use guide that provides illustrated descriptions of plants native to Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This versatile guide also provides illustrated description of birds, mammals and other local wildlife native to the local plant communities. Over 1300 quality phographs and a listing of parks, preserves and sanctuaries where you might find native plants. 448 pp.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

 
     
 
 

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Trees: Eastern Region
by Elbert L. Little
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

Covering 364 species of trees from the eastern seaboard to central Texas and the Rockies, this guide features over 900 photographs organized by leaf/needle-shape fruit, flower or cone, and autumn color, for maximum ease in tree-identification. The book also includes species identification keys and range maps.

Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

 
     
 
 

Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast: Landscaping Uses and Identification
by Samuel B. Jones, Leonard Foote
Published by: Timber Press

A companion book to "Gardening with Native Wildflowers" by the same authors, this book offers practical advince on the uses of native southeastern shrubs and vines in landscaping. The book is illustrated with beautiful color plates and includes listings on which natives are appropriate for different outdoor conditions, and instructions on how to grow them.


Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

 
     
 
 

The Wildlife Garden
by Charlotte Seidenberg, with Jean Seidenberg
Published by: University of Mississippi Press

A resource for any gardener of the lower southeastern U.S. wishing to create a garden that appeals to a variety of wildlife, this book provides step-by-step instructions for doing just that: from selecting a balance of native plants, to plant placement, to soil-prep, to maintainance. In her rambling style, Seiderberg conveys a wealth of information about southern ecosystems and wildlife.


Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

 
     
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Native Gardening in the South, by Bill Fontenot. To order a copy send $20 to Bill Fontenot, 217 Saint Fidelis St., Carenco, LA 70520