Native Plants for Your Maine Garden (Paperback)
There are several good reasons why savvy gardeners cherish native plants in their landscapes. In this book, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens executive director Maureen Heffernan provides information and inspiration for gardeners about how to choose the best plants for a variety of locations and provides tips on how to cope with challenging conditions. Heffernan discusses flowering perennials, foliage plants, grasses, ground covers, shrubs, and trees, and she provides sample garden plans designed by experts.
Before helping to establish, and becoming executive director of, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, in Boothbay, Maureen Heffernan served as education coordinator at the American Horticultural Society and as director of education and public programs at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. In addition to creating the horticultural society's Children's Garden Project at River Farm, she coordinated the creation of the Hershey Children's Garden and initiated the Cleveland Botanical Garden's Green Corps. She now lives in Oklahoma City, where she is the director of Myriad Botanical Garden Maureen's previous publications include Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast, four Burpee gardening books and Hershey Children's Garden: A Place to Grow. She also was a contributor to 500 Popular Annuals and Perennials for American Gardeners.