Paper, 306 pp., I$27.95
An advocate of the use of native plants for mitigation and restoration projects, plant ecologist Margaret Gargiullo expertly guides professionals and others in this handbook that is focused on the plants native to the largest city in the United States. In the introduction, she reviews with great clarity the fundamentals of plant community restoration, a subject that applies not only to the New York locale but also to urbanized sites across the country. Well-organized in content, this book is divided first into plants native to the New York environs and then into plants for various habitat types: plants for open habitats with full sun and plants for forest restorations, for example. Occasionally illustrated with drawings, this work includes a useful glossary and a bibliography.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden