Trees, Shrubs, and Roses for Midwest Gardens (Paperback)Ezra Haggard (author)
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 13/09/2001
- Not available
Ezra Haggard, author of the popular Perennials for the Lower Midwest, literally takes landscape design to a higher level with this gorgeous book especially for midwesterners. Trees and shrubs add mass and the all-important vertical element to a garden. If well chosen, they also contribute beauty, texture, and color all year long and for years to come, beautifying the home and adding to its value, screening out unattractive elements, providing privacy, and improving with age. Haggard considers all aspects of more than 100 ornamental trees, shrubs, and roses that are suitable for the Midwest, low-maintenance, and guaranteed not to outgrow a small garden. (A mistake in scale is one of the most expensive errors a beginning gardener can make-planting a row of cute baby Canadian hemlocks up against the house, for example.) Haggard gives mature sizes for all the plants he discusses, as well as other important information-enough to help gardeners decide whether they must have a particular plant or are better off without it. The midwestern rose lover will find Haggard's assessment of relatively trouble-free roses a short but invaluable list. Plant families discussed in some detail include hollies, hydrangeas, magnolias, ornamental maples, rhododendrons, spireas, and viburnums. Old favorites like deutzia, flowering quince, kerria, and mockorange are treated, as well as such less-known but easy species as bushclover, cherrylaurel, falsecypress, katsuratree, and sourwood, which add distinction to any landscape. Perhaps most useful of all are Haggard's sometimes unexpected tips on plant combinations, which will be found throughout the text and in the accompanying photographs.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 853 g
Dimensions: 229 x 229 x 17 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at