As a fundraiser, the Beautification Committee is selling Lynn Steiner's Landscaping with Native Plants of Wisconsin.
Aimed at beginners and veteran gardeners alike, this book is designed to help Wisconsin gardeners find, plant, and maintain the best native species for their specific sites, however modest or lavish.
Gardening with native plants is an ever-more popular practice—and for good reason. Naturally suited to a region’s climate and soil, native plants tend to thrive, and to reflect a true “fit” with the environment. The Native Plant Profiles section offers comprehensive descriptions of some 600 species of flowers and groundcovers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns native to Wisconsin, as well as information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant. With advice on the process of designing a natural garden that fits each lifestyle and family, the book will guide readers to the level of native plant landscaping that is just right for them.
We are offering the books for $20 (retail $24.95). You can obtain a book by contacting any of the current members or e-mail EGBeautification@gmail.com.