Growing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants

By Richard E. Bir

Growing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants

202 pp., 6.125 x 9.25

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4366-6
    Published: June 1992

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Bir identifies some of the showiest woody plants native to the eastern United States and tells how to propagate and care for them. He describes more than ninety species of native plants, most illustrated with a color photograph, and includes several useful appendixes listing nurseries that stock these hard-to-find species.

Reviews

"This is that rarest of things: a gardening book that's even better than the description on the back of the jacket."--Horticulture

"Bir . . . invites both novices and professionals to take a closer look at plants unlikely to be encountered at the local garden center. . . . Before you plant this year, no matter where you live, examine our showy natives. Bir suggests that one of them might be the plant you're seeking."--American Horticulturist

"Targeted pointedly at gardeners in the eastern United States, this eminently sensible book nonetheless will be welcomed by gardeners everywhere who grow plants native to the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states--and that includes most of us."--Pacific Horticulture

"The book's first 42 pages offer one of the clearest, most succinct introductions to plant propagation I have seen anywhere. . . . In short, this is that rarest of things: a gardening book that's even better than the description on the back of the jacket."--Horticulture

"A useful book for the amateur gardener looking for a single source of basic information on plants that are growing in popularity as landscape material in the home garden."--Brittonia

"This is a beautifully organized, double-duty volume that belongs in the library of anyone interested in native woodies. Not only does this book include everything you need to know about propagating them, it boldly sifts and winnows the myriad possibilities down to a truly select group of native ornamentals."--Native Notes Newsletter