Wildflower Gardens: 60 Spectacular Plants and How to Grow Them in Your Garden

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Growing native wildflowers is the most beautiful and carefree way to bring the natural landscape into your own backyard. Based on regional ecologies and plant communities, the wildflower garden is a harmonious, sustainable partnership between a gardener and the forces of nature. This easy-to-read guide shows how create any style of wildflower garden, from an untamed meadow to a formal design using native plants. Like all Brooklyn Botanic Garden handbooks, it features organic and sustainable gardening practices. ...
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Overview

Growing native wildflowers is the most beautiful and carefree way to bring the natural landscape into your own backyard. Based on regional ecologies and plant communities, the wildflower garden is a harmonious, sustainable partnership between a gardener and the forces of nature. This easy-to-read guide shows how create any style of wildflower garden, from an untamed meadow to a formal design using native plants. Like all Brooklyn Botanic Garden handbooks, it features organic and sustainable gardening practices. What's inside: How to design a wildflower garden that captures the style and beauty of your region, An encyclopedia of 60 stunning wildflowers adapted to the widest range of garden conditions, grouped according to their light requirements: shade, partial shade, and sun, A portfolio of wildflower gardens, from traditional borders to woodland gardens, meadows, bogs, and rockeries, The best mail-order sources of wildflower seeds and plants, and much more.
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Wildflower Gardens: Nature and Nurture   C. Colston Burrell     4
A Gardener's Ecology   Henry W. Art     6
Designing With Nature   C. Colston Burrell     12
Portfolio of Wildflower Gardens     17
Beds and Borders   Kim Hawks     18
Shade Gardens   Carole Ottesen     22
Water and Bog Gardens   Madeleine Keeve     26
Meadow and Prairie Gardens   Joan Feely     30
Hell Strips and Rockeries   James Stevenson     36
Best American Plants for Wildflower Gardens     41
Wildflowers for Shade   Carole Ottesen     42
Wildflowers for Partial Shade   Kim Hawks     62
Wildflowers for Sun   C. Colston Burrell     78
Further Reading     101
Nursery Sources     103
Contributors     104
USDA Hardiness Zone Map     106
Index     107
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