NONFIC: Native Plants for New England Gardens by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe

May: NonFiction Pick

This is a handy guide to 100 wonderful native perennials, trees, shrubs, ferns and grasses that will thrive in New England gardens.  Beautiful color photography and a wonderful inspiration especially at this time of year. – Elly

The essential gardener’s guide to growing native in New England

Plants native to New England evolved to thrive in local conditions and survive harsh seasons. Native Plants for New England Gardens culls the expertise of the New England Wild Flower Society to help anyone create lovely, hardy gardens that will tolerate drought, resist disease and encourage biodiversity. This handy guide to 100 great native flowers, ground covers, shrubs, ferns, and grasses that will thrive in New England gardens features practical information accompanied by beautiful color photography. Find and nurture the native plants that your garden is missing—the planet will thank you.

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