Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes

Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes

by Sally Wasowski, S. Wasowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816630879

ISBN-13: 9780816630875

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Why Have home gardeners, professional horticulturists, and landscape preservationists increasingly been attracted to prairie plants? The beauty and hardiness of these flowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs, along with their easy maintenance and environmental friendliness, have spurred a surge of interest in prairie gardens. Whether you are considering adding these plants…  See more details below

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Why Have home gardeners, professional horticulturists, and landscape preservationists increasingly been attracted to prairie plants? The beauty and hardiness of these flowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs, along with their easy maintenance and environmental friendliness, have spurred a surge of interest in prairie gardens. Whether you are considering adding these plants to a more conventional landscape or intending to "go native" all the way, Gardening with Prairie Plants is the most comprehensive resource and guide available. Award-winning gardening author and landscape designer Sally Wasowski provides accessible, practical information on every aspect of prairie gardening. If you want to create a landscape of maximum beauty with minimum upkeep, Gardening with Prairie Plants tells you everything you need to know to begin and to develop a beautiful, earth-friendly prairie garden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816630875
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Sales rank:
923,208
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to a Prairie Garden
Pt. IPrairies and Prairie Gardens
1Getting Acquainted with Prairies3
2A Gallery of Home Prairie Gardens10
3Beyond Home Landscapes30
4Using Preserved and Replicated Prairies as Models40
5Anatomy of a Prairie67
Pt. IIDesign, Installation, and Maintenance
6Designing Prairie Gardens81
7Installing Prairie Gardens92
8Maintaining Prairie Gardens105
Pt. IIIPlant Profiles
9Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes119
10Cool Season Forbs147
11Warm Season Forbs193
12Savanna Trees and Thicket Shrubs236
Glossary260
Gardeners' Resources263
Bibliography269
Index275

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