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Desirable Trees for the Midwest
by Scott A. Zanon
Desirable Trees for the Midwest: Trees are the most important element in any well-designed landscape. In his new book, Scott Zanon leads readers to fifty of his personal favorites and helps them make the best decisions based on beauty, hardiness, site location, and the ability to grow turfgrass. Plant Usage Guides, in both common and scientific name forms, provide a plethora of options for the reader at any level, and 250 color photographs help the reader to make informed buying decisions. A superb reference guide, this book is user friendly and a very practical guide for a diverse audience, including horticulturists, arborists, grounds professionals, master gardeners, golf course superintendents, green committees, golf course architects, home gardeners, and homeowners. Deciding what attributes are most critical in the realm of options in this book can make the selection process so much easier.
Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
by Katie Elzer-Peters
Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota & Wisconsin
If you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you’ve joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you’ll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener responsible for our bestselling Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Badlands, the Dells, the Quad Cities, or anywhere else in the Midwestern United States, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide ... and they’ll be on your table before you know it.