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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.

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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-frienly prairie garden.Sally Wasowski is one of the country’s leading authorities on landscaping with native plants. A founding member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Sally has been featured in Southern Living magazine as one of the top ten gardeners in the South. Together, Sally and Andy Wasowski have collaborated on eight books on native landscaping, including Gardening with Native Plants of the South (1994), Native Texas Plants (1997), The Landscaping Revolution (2000), and Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000).

Andy Wasowski is a freelance photographer and writer specializing in gardening and environmental issues. His work has appeared in such publications as Sierra and Fine Gardening, and he has done on-air commentaries for the National Public Radio programs Living on Earth and The Cultivated Gardener. Together, Sally and Andy Wasowski have collaborated on eight books on native landscaping, including Gardening with Native Plants of the South (1994), Native Texas Plants (1997), The Landscaping Revolution (2000), and Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000).Those 2 gripes aside, this is an excellent book and I strongly r My feeling as I read this book was that there were too many examples of large, wild-looking expanses of prairie gardens, and not enough examples of more confined prairie gardens that would appeal to the typical suburban homeowner. I also wish the Wasowskis had been able to include a photo for most of the species they mention, rather than for less than 50% of them. (I love the range maps, though, and wouldn't want to sacrifice them.) (Source: www.goodreads.com)

 

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