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The Midwest spirit of place

February 7, 2017

How do you define the spirit of the Midwest? In this excerpt from Native Plants of the Midwest, Alan Branhagen captures the spirit of this unique region in rich prose that is equally informative and beautiful: “It’s the blend between the verdant lush forests of the Appalachians on the east and the dry, short grasses of the Great […]

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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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Little House on the Praire-style garden

October 28, 2010

Our new book Prairie-Style Gardens has an intriguing subtitle: Capturing the Essence of the American Prairie Wherever You Live. Who wouldn’t want to do that? When I think of the prairie, my mind runs to wide expanses of space, big blue sky, and wildflowers. And I would love to capture even a bit of that […]

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