Bernard L. Schwartz

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Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees · Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species: An Illustrated Guide
By Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz

In this companion volume to the bestselling The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz offer another indispensible guide to replacing nonnative plants with native alternatives. This time, their subject is the native woody species that are the backbone of our gardens and landscapes.

“It will be difficult to pry this second ‘Gardening Alternatives’ book out of most Midwestern gardeners’ hands.…The authors make it so easy for us to grow our own personal piece of paradise—to respect and relish our glorious Midwestern roots. This isn’t a book that will gather dust on a bookshelf. Start digging.”

Susan Randstrom-Bruck, Chicagoland Gardening




Winner of the 2012 Helen Hull Award, presented by the National Garden Clubs.

The Midwestern Native Garden · Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants
By Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz

The Midwestern Native Garden offers Midwestern gardeners and landscapers—amateurs and professionals—a comprehensive selection of noninvasive regional native wildflowers and plants to replace or complement popular nonnative species.

“At last, an idea whose time has come! This is the only book I know of, for the Midwest, that systematically suggests native plants of similar appearance and growing requirements, to replace nonnatives we might otherwise plant in our landscapes. Importantly, The Midwestern Native Garden alerts the reader to the natives’ unique roles in attracting and sustaining increased biodiversity in our gardens.”

Maryann Whitman, Editor, Wild Ones Journal