Even beginner gardeners can select plants to create a stunning garden as unique as this land itself--with expert help to ensure success!
Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guidecontains all of the information you need to choose and care for plants in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Novice gardeners, new homeowners, and those new to the area will find it invaluable, but more experienced gardeners and home landscapers will also fall in love with this book.
Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guide features the region-specific plant palette unique to this area, including plants that can withstand cold winters and drying winds. Gardeners in this wide geographic space share many problems and concerns. Annuals, bulbs, groundcovers, lawns, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, and vines are profiled, in detail, with four-color photos showing each plant's attributes. Basic gardening chapters cover the information beginning to intermediate gardeners need to know to garden with confidence.
Cathy Wilkinson Barash is a lifelong organic gardener. She has written many books but is best known as the author of Edible Flowers from Garden to Palate, which Martha Stewart described as "very excellent." Recently, she moved to an apartment in a historic building near downtown Des Moines and started growing--mostly tomatoes and edible flowers--in large containers outdoors. She experiments with growing vegetables and fruit indoors to harvest through the winter.