Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants (Hardcover)

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For gardeners, for landscape professionals, and for anyone who cares about preserving the natural world, NATIVE TREES, SHRIBS, AND VINES is the first national guide to using, growing, and propagating North American woody plants.
Written in lively, informative language and illustrated with more than two hundred photographs, William Cullina's book is a comprehensive reference to almost one thousand native woody plants. An invaluable guide for naturalists, restorationists, nursery owners, landscape architects, and designers as well as gardeners, it points out that ecological gardening offers specific benefits to the individual as well as the environment. Even more than wildflowers, native trees, shrubs, and vines are essential to providing the food and shelter that attract birds and insects to the garden. And plants that are native to an area are far easier to grow and maintain than ordinary cultivated garden plants.
The author's acclaimed companion volume on wildflowers, GROWING AND PROPAGATING WILDFLOWERS, was called "an inspired effort, beautifully written and loaded with useful information" by Robert G. Breunig, director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Along with that volume, NATIVE TREES, SHRUBS, AND VINES provides a definitive reference to the native plants of the temperate North American continent. And because Cullina writes from personal experience with the plants in his books, he offers information that is considerably more helpful (and more interesting) than the facts one finds in most plant references.

Praise For…

"A comprehensive reference book on North American native woody plants. (B)ecause Cullina is a knowledgable, passionate lifelong plantsman and a good writer, it's fascinating to dip into (Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines) anywhere. The cultivation advice is clear, and entries on individual plants are enriched by personal anecdote, informed opinion and historical knowledge." - Chicago Tribune

"Essential. . . written in lively, informative language. . . an inspired effort and loaded with useful information. (Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines) offers information that is considerably more helpful and interesting than the facts one finds in most plant reference books." - Green Bay Press-Gazette

"(Bill Cullina) writes with a clarity and liveliness that makes you want to keep reading. . . his descriptions make (Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines) hard to put down." - The Oregonian

"Outstanding." - Denise Cowie, syndicated garden columnist

"'Must have' for any gardener who is concerned about the environment." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Cullina's writing is a pleasure to read - beautifully descriptive, informative, and personal. (Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines) is highly recommended." Library Journal Starred

"A useful tool for both novice and accomplished gardeners." - Science News

"(Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines is) an important book for professional nurserymen. Cullina also writes so well that this is the rare encyclopedia that can be read for pleasure. This handsome well-designed volume is an excellent value." Boston Globe

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618098583
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: June 1st, 2002
Pages: 368