An updated edition within the Creative Homeowner's award-winning, best-selling series of regional home landscaping books, Midwest Home Landscaping, Including South-Central Canada, 4th Edition will show you how to beautifully enhance 23 common landscaping situations specifically for the Midwest region. From front and back entries to walkways, borders, slopes, and patios, each situation is presented with a variation for a total of 46 inspiring landscape designs. In addition, detailed descriptions of more than 200 native plants are provided, as well as explanations how to install and care for the plants, ponds, walls, and fences involved in the landscape designs. Drought-resistant plants that are proven performers in the Midwest region are used in the designs and described in full detail, and step-by-step instructions provide the essential knowledge to tackle each project. New to this edition is a new section on the importance of native plants, including the difference between organic and naturally grown plants, updated information on permaculture, the impact of climate change on the Midwest region, a new section on integrated plant management to detect diseases, insect infestation, improper planting procedures, and organic insecticide, and so much more.
About the Author
Roger Holmes (Author) Co-author Roger Holmes is the founding editor of Fine Gardening magazine. He co-edited the monumental Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening and other highly regarded gardening books, and produced the landscaping series of which this book is part. He also co-wrote Creative Homeowner's Creating Good Gardens. Rita Buchanan (Author) Rita Buchanan is the coeditor and co-author of TAYLOR'S MASTER GUIDE TO GARDENING as well as many other books. A botanist, horticulturist, and passionate gardener and designer, she turned a featureless cow pasture into a glorious garden landscape surrounding her home. She resides in Connecticut.