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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 Vermont Gardener by George Africa – “Ellen Sousa is a master of photography and she knows how to incorporate just the right picture with just the right description of eco-friendly habitat gardening. I could easily write a book of gardening short stories to coincide with each of her pictures as they are so very powerful. They run like ocean currents with the adjoining flora and leave the reader this a list of “must dos” for their own garden development.”
Bookideas.com by John L. Hoh, Jr. – “The back of the book features many of the plants ideally suited to the New England area. A colorful key is included that lets the reader know not only if the plant is good in shade or sunlight but also if that plant will attract birds or pollinators or if they are fragrant – heck, there are 31 symbols in the key! Very handy!”
Claudia Thompson , Grow Native Massachusetts – “Of all the books on the market, it presents one of the most comprehensive and holistic views of the subject – starting at the conceptual level by making the case for why habitat gardening is so important – and then moving quickly to the pragmatic realities of how to succeed at this goal. “
Vermont Country Sampler – “Sousa shows 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.”
Maureen Horn, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, What makes a ‘green’ garden? Aren’t all gardens ‘green’ by definition? Ellen Sousa has some strongly held and eloquently stated views that an ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘beneficial’ habitat is essential to our long-term environmental well being. She has written a book that is specific to New England that tells how to create such a garden. click here for full review
Debbie, Garden of Possibilities, The days of simply viewing our gardens as pretty accessories that adorn our homes are waning. Instead, smart gardeners want a green garden — one that supports local wildlife, is a haven for birds, butterflies and bees and is beautiful. click here for full review
Marilyn K. Alaimo, Chicago Botanic Garden “When perusing these pages, readers can’t help but recall the words of Midwest landscape architect/gardeners Ossian Cole Simonds (1855–1931) and Jens Jensen (1860–1951) who introduced and advocated the use of native plants in the landscape. Ellen Sousa has furthered their thoughts in this manual on the importance of creating and maintaining grounds that support nature.” click here for full review
Hardcover: 224 pages, 225 color photos ISBN-10: ISBN-13: 978-1-59373-091-8 Language: English Dimensions: Weight:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ellen Sousa is a Massachusetts-based 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