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2020: Inspired by Nature

2020: Inspired by Nature


How to incorporate nature into your garden with native plants, and more, are covered in 51 articles on 184 pages with high quality coloured photos thoughout.

  • The 2020 edition of The Prairie Garden, featuring the theme “Inspired by Nature,” focuses on how gardeners in our region can take a cue from nature in everything from design to plant choice to ongoing care, so as to create beautiful, resilient gardens that are less work to maintain and friendlier to all living things.

    Guest-edited by naturalist and cultural resource specialist Maureen Krauss, it features over 35 articles on the theme. Several articles describe the new planting principles of renowned designers like Piet Oudolf who are strongly inspired by our own prairie landscapes. Other articles explore our connection to the natural history of our prairie region. Still others tell you about hardy native plants that are perfect for gardens, gardening techniques that respond to the new realities of climate change, and stories of people who make gardens that are not just beautiful, but also low-maintenance and pollinator-friendly. Our authors include plantsman and Oudolf collaborator Roy Diblik; well-known garden writers Janet Davis, Sheryl Normandeau, and Tony Spencer; prairie naturalists June Flanagan and John Morgan; scientists, ecologists, and many other plant and gardening experts.

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