Best Midwest Region Gardening Books
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1. Midwest Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition: Including South-Central Canada (Creative Homeowner) 46 Landscape Designs and Over 200 Plants & Flowers Best Suited to the Region, with Step-by-Step Instructions
Author: by Roger Holmes
Published at: Design Originals; Third edition (August 30, 2010)
Discover inspiring ideas to make your Midwest home landscape more attractive and functional! 46 beautiful designs created by landscape professionals specifically for the MidwestOver 200 plants picked for your region, with detailed descriptions and all you need to know to plant & maintain themOver 470 photos and illustrations to help envision your resultsStep-by-step instructions for building structures like paths, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellisesCreative solutions for installing front & back entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and moreMidwest Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition shows you how to beautify common landscape situationsMidwest-style!
Inside, you’ll find a collection of inspiring ideas for making your home landscape more attractive and functional. The 46 featured designs were created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 proven performersall plants that thrive in the Midwest and south-central Canada.
The book describes each plant in full detail, as well as how to install and care for them. Included are detailed instructions for projects such as walkways, borders, patios, ponds, and arbors, concise information for gardening techniques, and easy-to-follow plans.
2. Hydroponics and Greenhouse Gardening: 3-in-1 Gardening Book to Grow Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit All-Year-Round (Urban Homesteading)
Author: by Richard Bray
Published at: Independently published (November 14, 2019)
Gardening is a rewarding hobby. And one that can produce you substantially more crop if done correctly. Using innovative gardening methods such as hydroponics or greenhouse gardening can help your plants mature 25% faster while delivering a 30% increase in yield. If you want to taste the pleasure of your homegrown food and see tremendous results this Book Bundle on Greenhouse Gardening and Hydroponics is for you!
With hydroponics:You don’t need a yard or garden area. Plants grow faster and produce more harvest compared to plants grown in soil. Grow out of season crops, all year round. Greenhouse gardening gives you the opportunity toExtend your growing season.
Grow plants that normally don’t survive in your region. Jump-start a new growing period. Whatever goal you have this guide get you covered. This bundle contains the first three books* from the bestselling Urban Homesteading Series:#1 Hydroponics: How to Pick the Best Hydroponic System and Crops for Homegrown Food Year-RoundWith this book, you will learn the basics of hydroponics and find the hydroponic system that best suits your needs.
3. The Southeast Native Plant Primer: 225 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden
Author: by Larry Mellichamp
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (July 21, 2020)
A privileged view of private gardens along the shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago’s Gold Coast. Ben Lenhardt, an avid gardener and preservationist, explores the rich tradition of gardening along the shore of Lake Michigan from Evanston to Lake Bluff. This area, which includes Winnetka, Highland Park, and Lake Forest, is one of the most affluent in the United States, and the gardens are verdant retreats, lushly planted and meticulously maintained.
Twenty-five gardens are included, organized according to their design-classic, naturalistic, country, and experimental. Lenhardt’s authoritative and engaging descriptions, based on detailed interviews with the owners, are complemented by vivid images by noted landscape photographer Scott Shigley.
5. Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden
Author: by Alan Branhagen
Published at: Timber Press; First Edition Second Printing (November 16, 2016)
Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants.
You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.
6. Success With Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide
Author: by Lorraine Ballato
Published at: B&B Publications (November 29, 2017)
Lorraine Ballato is a well known garden writer and speaker. She is also the resident hydrangea expert at the New York Botanical Garden where she has been teaching hydrangea classes for over 10 years. Finally, a Book with All the Secrets to Growing Great Hydrangeas!
This book reveals all the ins and outs to growing hydrangeas. If you’re at all confused about pruning this shrub – and who isn’t? This book will clear things up. If you’re worried about how much water to give it especially when it droops in the sun, this book explains it all.
And what about transplanting: when is the best time to do that? Chapter four has the answers to that one and covers it all. How to get your plant to bloomLet’s not forget the most common issue people have with this plant: how can I get it to flower reliably?
You’ll get the scientific insight needed to better site your plant, and how to care for it. Then you can just sit back and watch it flower for you. How is the info presented? You’ll have the benefit of over 150 photos and illustrations that are used to cover the subject; Thirteen color coded chapters delve into propagation, fertilizing, pruning, pests and diseases (those ugly black spots!, flower color, and so much more; In case you need it, several pages are devoted to how to use these shrubs in your garden; The handy index gets your hydrangea questions answered on the spot when you need them in a quick and easy way.
7. The Midwest Native Plant Primer: 225 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden
Author: by Alan Branhagen
Published at: Timber Press (July 21, 2020)
Bring your garden to lifeand life to your garden! Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Midwest region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environmentfrom reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees.
Native plant expert Alan Branhagen makes adding these superstar plants easier than ever before, with proven advice that every home gardener can follow. This incomparable sourcebook includes 225 recommended native ferns, grasses, wildflowers, perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees. It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden.
This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
8. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Midwest (Regional Vegetable Gardening Series)
Author: by Michael VanderBrug
Published at: Timber Press (December 30, 2015)
How to grow your own food in the Heartland! There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardeningwhat to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are decisions based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Midwest, by regional expert Michael VanderBrug, focuses on the unique eccentricities of the Midwest gardening calendar.
The month-by-month format makes it perfect for beginnersgardeners can start gardening the month they pick it up. This must-have book is for home gardeners in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
9. Country Cottages Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Country Cottages, Charming Country Cottage Interiors, and Peaceful Country Landscapes
Author: by Coloring Book Cafe
Published at: Independently published (February 26, 2020)
Experience the beautiful world of country cottages in this relaxing adult coloring book! Are you looking for a new way to relax and unwind at the end of the day? Want to uncover stunning country scenes with charming cottages, amazing gardens, and delightful dcor?
Then this book is for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Caf, this brilliant collection features the wonderful world of country cottages, with traditional, rustic houses, vibrant gardens, delightful dcor, and so much more! Experience the charming world of old country villas and cottages, unlocking your inner creativity at the same time.
Discover cute wooden cottages in the forest, relax by the fire with a pair of dogs, enjoy an afternoon on the outside deck, and more! The perfect gift for friends and family, coloring is scientifically proven to help you experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation.
Now you can destress and relax while breathing life into these amazing cottage scenes. Coloring Book Details:25 hand-drawn images exclusively designed to stimulate your artistic ambitionSeparately printed sheets to prevent bleed-through and allow you to easily remove and frame your favorites!
10. BONSAI – Grow Your Own Little Japanese Zen Garden: A Beginner’s Guide On How To Cultivate And Care For Your Bonsai Trees
Author: by Akira Kobayashi
Published at: Independently published (September 13, 2020)
Obtaining satisfactory results in the art of bonsai is much less arduous than one might think:It is enough to learn some basic rules that explain how to behave in different situations, arm yourself with patience and passion and start.
In this manual: The steps necessary to obtain a bonsai of good value. You will find advice on how to search for the suitable plant, indications on the various styles of bonsai, up to the description of the real care that our miniature tree needs, such as pruning, binding, repotting, etc.
A large section is dedicated to the description of the characteristics of the most common plants, to offer a quick and safe reference in each phase of the work. A long list of the main characteristics of 53 types of bonsai plants, indispensable for taking care of all the processing phases during the various seasons.
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11. Common Backyard Weeds of the Upper Midwest
Author: by Teresa Marrone
Published at: Adventure Publications (March 21, 2017)
Learn to identify common backyard weeds! Hundreds of full-color photographs with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about more than 150 species of weedstoxic, edible, or otherwise interestingfound in the Upper Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The species (from Dandelion to Purslane) are organized by type, then by flower color, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics. Plus, learn about how each weed spreads, how to control it, and its possible beneficial uses. The information, presented by expert forager Teresa Marrone, is perfect for beginners but also useful for more experienced home gardeners.
12. Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, … (Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Guides)
Author: by Katie Elzer-Peters
Published at: Cool Springs Press; First edition (January 13, 2014)
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, andmost importantlyharvest the delicious foods they produce.
13. Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest
Author: by Matthew Alfs
Published at: Minnesota Historical Society Press; 3rd edition (October 6, 2020)
The potential benefits of wild plants for human health and well-being are wide-ranging. But, knowing which plants to use, and how, for edible and medicinal purposes requires a deep understanding of the characteristics and qualities of these species in the wild.
Whether you are seeking an herbal remedy for a specific ailment or simply want to make the most of the natural bounty that surrounds us, you need look no further than this groundbreaking study. Collected here are insightful tips and detailed descriptions relating to the edibility and healing potential of 100 wild plants of the upper Midwest.
Drawing on his own extensive experience as well as more than 1,000 scientific and ethnobotanical studies, author Matthew Alfs offers tips on foraging for and identifying the plants growing in the region’s fields, meadows, and woods. He provides detailed lists of plants for specific physiological functions and offers instruction for processing the plants to maximize their edible and medicinal properties.
14. Illinois, Indiana & Ohio Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year
Author: by Beth Botts
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2016)
The when-to and how-to schedule for growing, caring for, and maintaining your garden in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio!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-tos and how-tos of gardening along with richly illustrated step-by-step instructions, so you can garden with confidence. With a fresh look and updated information, Illinois, Indiana & Ohio 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.
From planting to watering and fertilizing, and from maintenance to problem solving, Illinois, Indiana & Ohio Month-by-Month Gardening shows all levels of gardeners the best practices to grow satisfying and rewarding results.
15. Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Upper Midwest (Nature-Friendly Gardens)
Author: by Jaret C. Daniels
Published at: Adventure Publications (May 12, 2020)
Plan Your Landscape or Garden to Help Beloved Backyard Visitors The presence of birds, bees, and butterflies suggests a healthy, earth-friendly place. These most welcome guests also bring joy to those who appreciate watching them. Now, you can turn your yard into a perfect habitat that attracts them and, more importantly, helps them thrive.
Acclaimed author and expert entomologist Jaret C. Daniels provides all the information you need in this must-have guide for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. You can learn how to landscape and create pollinator gardens with native plants.
The book begins with an in-depth introduction to native pollinators and to birds. It’s followed by a field guide section to 109 native plants that are widely available to utilize, are easy to care for, and provide great benefit to birds, bees, and butterflies.
The species are organized by level of sunlight needed and then by plant types. Each species includes full-color photographs and information about hardiness zones, what they are most likely to attract, soil requirements, light levels, and Jaret’s notes. As an added bonus, you’ll make use of blooming charts, tips on attracting specific species, and more!