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Description - Landscaping with the Native Plants of Wisconsin by Lynn Steiner

This book is suitable for anyone who wants to know about the native plants of Wisconsin and how to incorporate these beautiful plants and flowers into their garden. It combines a practical field guide with all the basic information needed to create an effective landscape design. Covering flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, ferns...150 plants are detailed along with complete information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant, for an attractive low-maintenance garden suitable for any lifestyle.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760329696
ISBN-10: 0760329699
Format: Paperback
(350mm x 210mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Motorbooks International
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lynn Steiner

Lynn Steiner is one of the Upper Midwest's best-known garden writers and a frequent speaker at gardening and environmental events. She is the author and photographer of several books that advocate for the effective use of native plants in the typical home landscape. Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota, the first book designed to identify Minnesota's native plants and plant communities and to demonstrate how to use them effectively in a typical home landscape, was a finalist in the 2006 Minnesota Book Awards in the Science and Nature category.Lynn is the author and photographer of several other books, including Rain Gardens: Sustainable Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard and a Healthy World, published in February 2012. Other titles include Landscaping with Native Plants of Wisconsin, published spring 2007, and Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan, published in 2006 and named a Michigan Notable Book for 2007. She also helped develop, wrote, and provided photographs for The Complete Guide to Gardening series, ten regional gardening books published in 2012 by Cool Springs Press.For fifteen years, Lynn was the editor of Northern Gardener magazine, the official publication of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. Under her direction, Northern Gardener received several Overall Excellence awards from the Minnesota Magazine & Publication Association, and several individual contributors received Garden Writers Association Media awards. She now writes a column for the magazine titled "Northern Natives."Lynn lives with her husband and two cats on a 115-year-old farmstead in northern Washington County, Minnesota, where she enjoys tending her gardens and watching the progress of her restored prairie, savannah, and oak woodland.