Design Your Natural Midwest Garden

Design Your Natural Midwest Garden

by Patricia Hill

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931599818
Publisher: Trails Books
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     xi
Entrance Gardens     1
Design for a South-facing Entry Garden     2
Design for a Parkway Garden     12
Design for a Sunny Entrance Garden     18
Design for a Front-Yard Garden for a Typical New House     22
Design for a Shady Entrance Garden     26
Fragrance in the Prairie Garden     32
Design for a Cottage Garden     33
Design for a Walk-through Front Garden     36
Patios and Terraces     39
Terrace Tapestry     40
Moss     45
Design for a Sunny Backyard with Roses and Pergolas     46
Design for a White Garden between Two Decks     50
Specialty Gardens     55
Attracting Butterflies     56
Butterfly Larvea     61
Design for a Sunny Butterfly Garden     62
Attracting Hummingbirds     64
Privacy     68
Design for a Private Side Yard     70
Daisy Gardens     72
Yellow Daisies     75
Rosin Weeds     75
Design for an Sunny Island Daisy Garden     78
Borders     83
Design for a SunriseBorder     84
Design for a Sunset Border     90
Design for a Long Prairie Border     94
The New Prairies     94
Design for Native Plants at a Gas Station     98
Hillsides     101
Design for a Dry Hill Prairie Garden     102
Design for an East-facing Slope under Trees with Outcropping     104
Design for a Shaded Rocky Slope     108
Design for a Sunny South-facing Terraced Slope     112
Design for a Small Terraced Slope     114
Woodlands     117
Woodland Scourge: Garlic Mustard     120
Leaves     120
New Planting Beds     122
Design for a Savanna Border with Island     124
Oak Leaves     138
Design for a Backyard Savanna     138
Design for an Island Savanna Garden     142
Native Wildflower Garden     146
Jens Jensen     148
Two Designs for a Jens Jensen-Style Backyard     156
Design for a Fencerow     158
Greenways     159
Water     161
April Showers Bring May Flowers     162
An Elegant Solution: Rain Gardens     165
Design for a Terrace with Rain Channels     166
Design for a Drainage Swale     170
Design for a Terraced Hillside     172
Design for a Rain Garden     174
Design for the Shoreline of a Small Pond     180
Conclusion: How to Plant A Prairie Garden     185
Bibliography     188
Index     191

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