Neighboring With Nature: Native Herbs for Purpose & Pleasure

Neighboring With Nature: Native Herbs for Purpose & Pleasure

by Susan M. Betz


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Tuesday, October 22


Neighboring with Nature is a gardening guide for people eager to foster a closer relationship with their local landscapes by planting gardens designed both for their ecological and aesthetic values. We have reached the point where our plantings can no longer be just ornamental or edible; we need to explore ways to increase natural areas and enhance biological diversity by connecting neighborhood gardens, yards, and community green spaces. This will reduce habitat fragmentation and provide a safe place for movement of the plants and pollinators that help maintain healthy ecosystems.The diversity of native herbs can offer something of interest to satisfy the mind, body, and spirit of every type of person. Along with all those attributes, wherever they grow, native and nonnative herbs contribute to the development of sustainable earth-friendly communities by attracting beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife. This book will show you how to "neighbor with nature" for your benefit and the benefit of wildlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692901205
Publisher: Fresh Start Herbs
Publication date: 08/25/2017
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Betz is an author, garden communicator, lecturer, and conservationist specializing in herbs and native plants. She is a charter member and past president of the Michigan Herb Associates. She has been actively involved in promoting gardening with herbs for over 35 years.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Native Plants From a Herbal Perspective: Something for Everyone

Chapter 2: Nature’s Wisdom

Chapter 3: Reading Your Landscape

Chapter 4: Neighboring with Nature

Chapter 5: 21 Native Herbs for Pleasure and Purpose


Wild Ginger, Asarum canadense

Bearberry, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

Violet, Viola sororia

Barren Strawberry, Waldsteinia fragarioides

Crested Dwarf Iris Iris cristata


Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum virginianum

Goldenrod, Solidago spp

New England Aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Black Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Turtlehead, Chelone glabra

Shrubs, Small Trees, and Vines

Spicebush, Lindera benzoin

American Elder, Sambucus canadensis

Witch-hazel, Hamamelis virginiana

Fragrant Sumac, Rhus aromatica

Service Berry, Amelanchier canadensis

Wild River Bank Grape, Vitis riparia

Eastern Red Cedar, Juniperus virginiana

Harvesting Tips & Techniques



Recommended Books

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews