Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan

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Contents

Understanding Native Plants
8
Classifying Native Plants
9
Benefits of Native Plants
11
Native Plants in the Landscape
12
Native Plant Conservation
14
Michigans Natural Plant Life
16
Michigan Forests
18
Conifer Forests
19
Choosing a Style
45
Placing Plants
46
Creating Mixed Borders
48
Shade Gardening
50
Attracting Butterflies
52
Creating a Hummingbird Habitat
54
Gardening among Rocks
55
Water Gardens and Bog Gardens
56

Pine Barrens
20
Southern Deciduous Forests
22
Deciduous Forest in the Landscape
23
Southern Grasslands
26
Savanna and Prairie in the Landscape
28
Water and Shoreline Communities
30
Water in the Landscape
31
Gardening with Native Plants
32
Composting Basics
36
Starting a New Garden
37
Mulching
38
Weed Control
39
Grooming
40
Pest Management
42
Landscaping with Native Plants
44
Rainwater Gardens
57
Hardscapes and Accents
58
Using Nonnative Plants
60
Dealing with City Laws and Neighbors
62
Native Plant Profiles
64
Grasses and Sedges
120
Ferns
128
Evergreen Conifers
136
Deciduous Shrubs and Small Trees
144
Deciduous Trees
166
Vines
183
Bibliography
187
Index
188
About the Author
192
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