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The Green Garden

A New England Guide to Planting and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Garden

Ellen Sousa, William Cullina (Foreword by)


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Whether you have just purchased a new property with a garden to tend, or have made a rash personal decision to go 'Green' or are just looking at the same old backyard that needs attention, this book is definitely for you! Designed and written in a practical no nonsense comprehensive style The Green Garden is an inspirational guidebook.  If you are looking for low-cost, beautiful and earth-friendly ways to green those landscapes and outdoor spaces and supply an adequate habitat for a whole variety of declining species, including birds, native pollinators, honey bees, amphibians and turtles, this book will be invaluable. It includes an extensive Plant Guide, detailing the best wildlife-friendly plants suitable for the varied conditions and microclimates found across New England, along with cultivation hints and tips, and the species attracted by each plant. Broken down into sections for Annuals, Vegetables and Herbs, Bulbs and Perennials, Shrubs, Vines, and Medium to Large Mast Trees, The Green Garden includes an introduction and photos from renowned native plant author and propagator William Cullina, formerly from the New England Wild Flower Society, now Curator at Coastal Maine Botanic Garden. The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planning, Planting, and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Garden contains an extensive Plant Guide listing plants suitable for the varied conditions and microclimates found across New England, labeled with each plant's individual preferences and uses and broken down into sections for Annuals (Native and Nonnative); Vegetables and Culinary Herbs; Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbs; Native Grasses, Sedges, Rushes, and Other Grasslike Plants; Native New England Ferns; Perennial Vines; Shrubs and Small Trees; and Medium- to Large-Mast Trees.    Loaded with ideas, tips, and inspiration for gardening newbies and seasoned gardeners alike, this beautifully illustrated guide shows how to attract the wildlife you want while discouraging what you don't.

Bunker Hill Publishing Inc, 9781593730918, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 16, 2011

About the Author

Ellen Sousa is a garden coach and teacher whose enthusiasm for creating backyard habitat sanctuaries has made her a popular speaker and natural-style garden tour guide across New England. She lives in Spencer, MA with her husband, Robert, along with 2 dogs, on a small farm landscaped as a natural habitat for farm animals, wild birds and pollinators. She blogs about habitat gardening at and is a team member at and NativePlantWildlifeGarden.comWilliam Cullina is arenowned nativeplantauthor andpropagator formerlywith the New EnglandWild Flower Society,now curator atthe Coastal MaineBotanical Gardens. He has written manybooks, including Wildflowers: A Guide toGrowing and Propagating Native Flowers ofNorth America; Native Ferns, Moss, and Grasses;Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using,Growing, and Propagating North AmericanWoody Plants; and Understanding Perennials:A New Look at an Old Favorite.