Best Garden Plants for Michigan

A handy little guide features those varieties of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, climbers, roses, bulbs, and herbs best-suited to Michigan growing conditions, and is complemented by more than three hundred beautiful full-color ...

Best Garden Plants for Michigan

Be sure to have this handy little guide with you on your next trip to the garden center. It features those varieties of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, climbers, roses, bulbs and herbs best-suited to Michigan growing conditions. Plant informati

Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan

Landscape Use Prairie smoke is a good landscape plant , offering interest throughout the growing season . Use it in prairie gardens ... It is on Michigan's threatened species list , so purchase only nursery - propagated plants .

Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan

Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan is designed for beginning and experienced gardeners who want to learn more about Michigan’s unique native-plant communities and how to successfully incorporate them into their home landscapes. It combines the practicality of a field guide with all the basic information homeowners need to create an effective landscape design. The plant profiles section includes comprehensive descriptions of more than 600 native plant species, subspecies, and varieties of flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns that have grown in Michigan since the time before European settlement. Information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant is also included. Readers will also gain many creative ideas from the section featuring Michigan gardeners who have successfully incorporated native plants into their home landscapes.

Midwest Fruit Vegetable Gardening

This book includes planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs; popular selections, from arugula to zucchini; a variety of additional common and unusual fruits, vegetables, and herbs; and advice ...

Midwest Fruit   Vegetable Gardening

This book includes planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs; popular selections, from arugula to zucchini; a variety of additional common and unusual fruits, vegetables, and herbs; and advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more.

The Michigan Gardening Guide

Because of the great range in climatic zones and varying severity of winter temperatures , Michigan gardeners must ... drip line ) and can easily compete for nutrients with your less robust garden plants , both vegetables and flowers .

The Michigan Gardening Guide

A step-by-step guide for Michigan gardeners

Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers Melinda Myers. gardening. with. native. plants. lake or woods to vacation, reinvigorating their senses and souls when ...

Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide

DIVWritten by one of the region’s most highly respected gardening experts, Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant recommendation guidebook geared exclusively toward gardeners located in the Wolverine State. Author Melinda Myers shares her extensive gardening knowledge, highlighting her top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) Michigan’s tough winters and other unique growing conditions, guaranteeing success for the Michigan gardener and home landscaper./divDIV/divDIVFrom soil and water to fertilization and pest management, Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide addresses all the gardening topics of concern to Michigan gardeners. Featured plant categories discuss annuals, bulbs, ferns and groundcovers, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, turfgrasses, and vines. Each plant is showcased with detailed photography; specific advice on how, when, and where to plant; growing tips, such as watering requirements; and descriptions of routine care. Alongside these “nitty-gritty” aspects of planting and growing, Myers shares her inspiration for garden design, the various ways you can beautifully incorporate plants into your landscape, and her favorite cultivars and species. With proven, practical instructions presented through gorgeous imagery and adapted specially for the Michigan climate, Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide is your ticket to successful planting in the Great Lake State./div

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Upper Midwest Gardening

This book offers a didactic, practical approach that allows novice-to intermediate residential gardeners to experience success with their vegetable, fruit, and ornamental gardens.

Black   Decker The Complete Guide to Upper Midwest Gardening

This book offers a didactic, practical approach that allows novice-to intermediate residential gardeners to experience success with their vegetable, fruit, and ornamental gardens. This is not an attempt at a comprehensive "Bible" of gardening information, but a complete but focused treatment of plant species and simple, time-saving techniques that maximize the homeowners likelihood of succeeding with his or her garden. Contains regional information for the following states in USDAzones 2,3 and 4: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Upper Michigan, northern Lower Michigan.

Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide

"Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide" features * More than 175 plant recommendations--chosen just for gardeners in your region for their ease of growing and maintenance and for the beauty they offer * Every plant type--from flowers and ...

Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide

Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide features plant recommendations from one of the region's most highly respected and experienced master gardeners, with selections that will thrive amid the state's unique growing conditions.

Michigan Month by Month Gardening

Selecting plants best suited to the growing conditions will decrease effort and increase your success. Michigan's soils vary from acidic (low pH) great for growing blueberries to high pH alkaline soil. These alkaline soils make it ...

Michigan Month by Month Gardening

The when-to and how-to schedule for growing, caring for, and maintaining your Great Lakes State garden! Never garden alone! The Month-by-Month Gardening series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year, from January to December. It's full of the when-to and how-tos of gardening along with richly illustrated step-by-step instructions, so you can garden with confidence. Reap the benefits of the gardening successes of author Melinda Myers, who has over thirty years of horticulture experience. With a fresh look and updated information, Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening includes all the when-to and how-to information that has made these books so popular over the years, presented in a new, easier-to-use format with more full-color photography and the most current information available. Complete with specific advice on growing flowers (both annuals and perennials), bulbs, grasses, roses, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines, this book is one no garden lover will want to miss! In the winter, certain tasks are needed to plan for and improve the next growing season. And once things really start growing in the spring and summer, you'll find advice on the best way to get the most beautiful flowers, the lushest lawns, and the sturdiest trees. From planting to watering and fertilizing, and from maintenance to problem solving, Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening shows all levels of gardeners the best practices to grow satisfying and rewarding results.

Michigan Gardener s Companion

The Michigan Gardener's Companion addresses these challenges of gardening in the Great Lakes State. It guides you to Michiganspecific resources and introduces you to Michigan experts who share their knowledge of the best plants for our ...

Michigan Gardener s Companion

The glaciers that advanced and then receded through the Great Lakes region shaped Michigan's terrain and soil in ways that challenge and sometimes confound modern-day gardeners. Michigan today has 450 varieties of soil! Before they can garden successfully, Michigan gardeners need to know what soil they have and how to address its shortcomings—and do that within the limitations of the state's climate and northern growing season. This book explains how Michigan gardeners can lengthen their growing seasons through careful plant selection, exploiting microclimates, and using season-extending products. Chapters focus on lawns, vegetables, flowers, and trees, plant diseases, and invasive plants. Author Rita C. Henehan lives in White Pigeon, Michigan. She is a Master Gardener and frequent contributor to garden publications coast to coast, and often appears on the radio program “Green Thumbs Up.”

Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan

Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan is designed for beginning and experienced gardeners who want to learn more about Michigan’s unique native-plant communities and how to successfully incorporate them into their home landscapes.

Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan

Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan is designed for beginning and experienced gardeners who want to learn more about Michigan’s unique native-plant communities and how to successfully incorporate them into their home landscapes. It combines the practicality of a field guide with all the basic information homeowners need to create an effective landscape design. The plant profiles section includes comprehensive descriptions of more than 600 native plant species, subspecies, and varieties of flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns that have grown in Michigan since the time before European settlement. Information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant is also included. Readers will also gain many creative ideas from the section featuring Michigan gardeners who have successfully incorporated native plants into their home landscapes.

Best Hikes Detroit and Ann Arbor

CD: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, disc 4; maps available at the garden store and on the website Trail contacts: Matthaei Botanical ... There's also a great bookstore with lots of books on conservation and gardening with noninvasive plants.

Best Hikes Detroit and Ann Arbor

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Detroit and Ann Arbor veteran hiker Matt Forster offers the absolute best hikes in the greater Detroit area. Each featured trail is perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find outdoor activities close to home. Every chapter includes up-to-date hike specs, a brief hike description, directional cues, and a detailed map.

Rain Gardens

This is the first rain garden handbook for the backyard home gardener. Co-authors Robert Domm and Lynn Steiner draw on hands-on experience to help homeowners build beautiful rain gardens in their own yards.

Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are at the forefront of the green revolution. This environmentally friendly landscaping captures rainwater runoff rather than redirecting it into storm drains. The result is less erosion, less water pollution, and a beautiful, low-maintenance, sustainable garden. This is the first rain garden handbook for the backyard home gardener. Co-authors Robert Domm and Lynn Steiner draw on hands-on experience to help homeowners build beautiful rain gardens in their own yards. Illustrated with color photography, this instructive book offers specific advice about planning, building, planting, and maintaining your garden. Learn about city grants, how to calculate runoff, rain barrels, attracting wildlife, gray water recycling, and much more.

Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota 2nd Edition

The book also includes complete information on how to garden successfully in Minnesota’s harsh climate and how to install and maintain an attractive, low-maintenance home landscape suitable for any lifestyle.

Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota   2nd Edition

This new and updated edition of Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota combines the practicality of a field guide with all the basic information homeowners need to create an effective landscape design. The plant profiles section includes comprehensive descriptions of approximately 150 flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns that grew in Minnesota before European settlement, as well as complete information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant. The book also includes complete information on how to garden successfully in Minnesota’s harsh climate and how to install and maintain an attractive, low-maintenance home landscape suitable for any lifestyle.

The Best Plants for Midwest Gardens

From ground covers to shade trees, top choices for great home gardens in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The Best Plants for Midwest Gardens

Includes: No-fail perennials, wildflowers, and handy bulbs; Kitchen gardens from vegetables and herbs to currants, raspberries, and other small fruits; Shade trees, conifers, and beautiful small trees and shrubs for every site; Lawns, ground covers, native prairies, and romantic meadows; and, more.

Rock Gardening

160 close together will raise humidity, while ensuring good air movement and keeping plants spaced apart will reduce it, ... for example, my garden in Michigan where weaverage only 71 days of sunny, cloudless weather a year.

Rock Gardening

AHS Book Award winner Rock gardening —the art of growing alpines and other miniature plants in the company of rocks in order to recreate the look of a rugged mountaintop—has been surging in popularity. Time and space constraints, chronic drought in the American West, and a trend toward architectural plants are just a few of the reasons for the increased interest. Rock Gardening brings this traditional style to a new generation of gardeners. It includes a survey of gorgeous rock gardens from around the world, the techniques and methods specific to creating and maintaining a rock garden, and profiles of the top 50 rock garden plants.

Moon Michigan

The ever growing collection of demonstration gardens experiments with vegetables, fruit, herbs, conifers, ... 1pm-5pm Sun., donation), situated east of Beaumont Tower, has been called one of the Midwest's best-kept secrets.

Moon Michigan

Discover Michigan with Moon Travel Guides! Moon Michigan reveals the best of the Great Lakes States' charming small towns, vibrant urban hubs, and vast, untouched wilderness. What you'll find in Moon Michigan: Full coverage of Michigan, from Detroit and Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, curated for beach-goers, hikers, wine enthusiasts, history buffs, road-trippers, and more Must-see attractions and ideas for making the most of your trip: Hike through evergreen forests or along freshwater coastlines, catch a glimpse of wild moose and black bears, and set up camp under a crystal-clear summer sky. Spend your days fishing, boating, and swimming in pristine lakes, or snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Browse galleries and gardens in Ann Arbor, or explore Motor City's rich industrial and musical history. Take a romantic carriage ride on Mackinac or a scenic tour of wine country, and discover the best spots to see fall foliage Honest advice from lifelong Michigander Paul Vachon on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campsites and motels to golf resorts and lakeside lodges Detailed maps and helpful reference photos throughout Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, international visitors, seniors, and visitors with disabilities Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history, plus tips on getting there and getting around by car and public transportation With Moon's local insight, diverse ideas, and expert advice on the best of Michigan, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more quintessential Midwest? Try Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul or Moon Wisconsin's Door County.

Popular Gardening and Fruit Growing

THIS JOURNAL “ Purdy's Fruit Recorder and Cottage Gardener , " of Rochester , N. Y. EMBRACES BY “ The Garden Review ... Keene Valley , N.Y. of new Roses , Plants , Trees and Seeds Send The latest and best book on the subject .

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Gardens Across America East of the Mississippi

The Woodland Wildflower Garden contains more than 100 species, including Michigan's native wildflowers, woody plants, and ferns as well as European and Asian exotics and Appalachian species that have been hardy enough to naturalize in ...

Gardens Across America  East of the Mississippi

A comprehensive guide to American public gardens and arboreta, this two volume series provides a state-by-state listing of nearly 2,000 gardens accessible to the public. Each entry provides a general overview of the garden and/or arboretum, hours of operation, admission fees (if any), directions, and a list of special collections and activities.

Organic Gardening

Diane Henry Fulton, Missouri In a nutshell: It's best to design your garden to fit into your landscape, ... but don't worry too much about it, says MarkTorregrossa, a Master Gardener and chief meteorologist at NBC 25 in Michigan.

Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.