Gardening With Prairie Plants: How To Create Beautiful Native Landscapes - Paperback

Gardening With Prairie Plants: How To Create Beautiful Native Landscapes

Wasowski, Sally

Practical, comprehensive, and packed with information—the indispensable guide and resource for prairie gardening

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:

Getting started: how to plan and install small and large landscapes

Working with your space: how to adapt prairie landscapes to suburban neighborhoods or modest city lots

Planning your plants: how to find the right plants for your yard, with comprehensive listings for more than three hundred species, charts addressing soil and light conditions, range maps, and color photographs

Choosing flowers: how to select recommended flowers, listed by season, to ensure continuous bloom and to attract a variety of birds and butterflies

Lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs by Andy Wasowski, Gardening with Prairie Plants includes thorough descriptions of plants native to most of North America—from New York to Colorado, and from Texas north to Minnesota and the western provinces of Canada. 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.