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The lure of a meadow

July 28, 2017

With rising interest in naturalistic planting—in public spaces like New York City’s High Line and private homes like those featured in Planting in a Post-Wild World—the meadow is getting its well-deserved day in the sun. In The American Meadow Garden, John Greenlee and Saxon Holt meditate on the beauty and functionality of cultivating grassland ecologies:

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Steppe floras’ largest plant families: Asteraceae, Poaceae, Brassicaceae, and Scrophulariaceae

September 2, 2015

An introduction to the most common plant families found in the world’s steppe regions from the first comprehensive overview of these important landscapes, Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World’s Semi-Arid Regions. The largest families of plants that now dominate steppe floras around the world—Asteraceae, Poaceae, Brassicaceae, and Scrophulariaceae—are believed to have arisen and […]

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