The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planning, Planting and Maintaining the Planet-Friendly Habitat Garden

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/16/2011
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planning, Planting, and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Garden presents a new style of gardening that allows the gardener to work with nature to harness an area's natural ability to maintain its own health and stability. With the humor born of experience and the lyricism that comes with a devotion to nature and the beauties of a well-tended garden, Ellen Sousa explains how to transform any size of outdoor space into a natural, living sanctuary that benefits our health, our communities, and the planet. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 5
Prefacep. 7
Toward a Natural Gardening Stylep. 9
Why a Habitat Garden?p. 12
Beyond Pachysandra - Discovering New England's Native Plantsp. 23
Rethinking Lawnsp. 33
Habitat Essentialsp. 43
Choosing Plants for a Habitat Gardenp. 55
Planning your Natural Habitat Landscapep. 68
Trees and Shade in the Habitat Gardenp. 91
Habitat Gardening in Small Spacesp. 99
Managing Forest Habitatp. 111
Managing Old Farms and Old Field Habitatp. 113
Shoreline Landscapingp. 119
Landscaping Near Freshwater Ponds, Streams, and other Wetland Habitatsp. 129
Adding Water to your Backyard Habitatp. 136
New England's Invasive Nonnative Plantsp. 145
Quick and Dirty Guide to Organic Gardeningp. 151
Dealing with Unwanted Wildlife Visitorsp. 167
The Best Plants for New England Gardensp. 169
New England Plant Hardiness Zonesp. 214
Need More Information?p. 215
Bibliographyp. 217
Photographic creditsp. 218
Indexp. 219
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