How to Grow the Wildflowers128 pp. / 110 color photos,
Eric A. Johnson and Scott Millard
40 illus / 8 3/8 x 10 7/8
Paper (0-8165-0962823627) $16.95
While people love wildflowers in their natural environment, their
potential as flowering landscape plants remains largely unfulfilled.
Lifecycles of many wildflowers allow shifting from labor-intensive
landscapes to plantings that require less maintenance. Wildflowers can
replace part of a lawn and can be selected for varying bloom periods to
extend colors from spring through fall.
Here is a complete guide to growing more than 180 native and adapted
plants, offering gardeners and homeowners ideas on creating colorful,
low-water landscapes. It provides a wealth of information on how to use
wildflowers in gardens of any size, from an entryway planting to a multiacre
meadow. Step-by-step drawings show how to prepare planting sites to avoid
weeds and how to seed, water, and maintain plantings for a long season.