Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816630875
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 285
  • Sales rank: 476,334
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to a Prairie Garden
Pt. I Prairies and Prairie Gardens
1 Getting Acquainted with Prairies 3
2 A Gallery of Home Prairie Gardens 10
3 Beyond Home Landscapes 30
4 Using Preserved and Replicated Prairies as Models 40
5 Anatomy of a Prairie 67
Pt. II Design, Installation, and Maintenance
6 Designing Prairie Gardens 81
7 Installing Prairie Gardens 92
8 Maintaining Prairie Gardens 105
Pt. III Plant Profiles
9 Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes 119
10 Cool Season Forbs 147
11 Warm Season Forbs 193
12 Savanna Trees and Thicket Shrubs 236
Glossary 260
Gardeners' Resources 263
Bibliography 269
Index 275
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