Wildflower Gardens - Gardening for a Natural Affect
Native Plants - Why You Should be Growing Plants Native to Your Area.
Why grow native plants? Because native plants take less work and resources, the birds and butterflies love plant natives and native plants are beautiful? OK, just what is a native plant?
Growing Wildflowers & Native Plants
It’s such a treat to stumble on a patch of wildflowers. But how many of us every think of planting wildflowers in our gardens? Choosing wildflowers native to your area is smart in two ways: It will cut down on maintenance, since the plants are well adapted to your growing conditions and it prevents the heartache of tossing out a mixture of wildflower seeds that make more promises than they keep. Here’s an online tool to help you find wildflowers and native plants suitable for your garden.
Choosing and Growing Hardy Wildflowers in a Garden
Wildflower expert Miriam Goldberger Jenkins shares her top picks for perennial wildflowers and ornamental grasses.
Wildflower Gardens - Gardening with Nature?
Gardeners have been led to believe that you can simply scatter some seeds and wind up with a self-sowing meadow of bluebells and lacecaps. In truth, even a wild and natural garden look requires some planning and effort. The good news is that most of the effort in wildflower gardening is in getting the garden started.
Spring Flowering Ephemerals
Ephemerals are those woodland flowers you spot in early spring, that disappear shortly after. They're charming and undemanding and you can also grow them in your garden.
Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World
In "Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World", Bob Gibbons gives us a tour of 50 amazing spots where wildflowers steal the show. (Book Review)
The Midwestern Native Garden (Book Review)
Want to truly garden with nature? Read up on native plants and wildflowers for gardens.
Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History
Carol Gracie's book "Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History", manages to be both scholarly and conversational. It's also stunning.(Book review)