From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Native plant specialist Steiner (the Landscaping with Native Plants of series) explains how to capture the essence of the prairie in any landscape in this accessible, attractive, and comprehensive guide. The American prairie is unique to North America and integral to the balance of an ecosystem that includes plants, bees, butterflies, and essential microscopic organisms, and Steiner defines the differences in prairie ecosystems and offers in-depth descriptions of their plant populations. She guides readers through creating both large-scale prairies ecosystems and prairie plants on small urban lots that adhere to zoning codes. The book is lavishly illustrated, containing a treasure of prairie flowers and grasses, common and scientific names, growth habits, silting needs, maintenance, companion uses, and other helpful information. The usual climate zone map and sourcing aids complete a valuable book certain to attract eco-minded gardeners. (Oct.)
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”A practical guide that focuses on the native grasses and perennials that do best in a back yard.”
(Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Especially useful is the author’s advice on how to make prairie plants work in a typical urban or suburban setting.”
(Quill & Trowel
“Lavishly illustrated, containing a treasure of prairie flowers and grasses, common and scientific names, growth habits, silting needs, maintenance, companion uses, and other helpful information.” (starred review)