Searching for Minnesota s Native Wildflowers

Author: Phyllis Root
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781517904814
Format: PDF
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A beautifully illustrated, family-friendly guide to Minnesota's native wildflowers and how to find them Once prairie grasses and flowers bloomed for hundreds of miles in the western part of what we now call Minnesota. Once tiny orchids grew among the roots of giant old pines, and fleeting blossoms sheltered in the shade of great maple and oak forests. These flowers that grew here for hundreds of years, though harder to find now, are still there, and this book shows you how to discover them. Searching for Minnesota's Native Wildflowers chronicles the ten years that Phyllis Root and Kelly Povo spent exploring Minnesota's woods, prairies, hillsides, lakes, and bogs for wildflowers, taking pictures and notes, gathering clues, mapping the way for fellow flower hunters. This book is a treasure trove of plant lore and information, the perfect companion for anyone who wants to find--or simply to find out more about--shooting stars and kitten tails, prairie smoke and Dutchman's breeches, blazing star and butterfly weed, and more native flowers than most Minnesotans imagine are blooming nearby. Readers of Searching for Minnesota's Native Wildflowers will learn where to look for wildflowers and how to identify them, whether in the woods, wetlands, peatlands, or the prairie in spring, summer, or fall; around the state's 10,000 (or so) lakes; on the North Shore; or, especially, in Minnesota's many great state parks. Featuring helpful tips, exquisite photographs, and the story of their own search as your guide, Phyllis and Kelly place the waiting wonder of Minnesota's wildflowers within easy reach.

Plants of Northern California

Author: Ph. D Begley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493031856
Format: PDF
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Plants of Northern California is the complete guide to the rich and unique flora of Northern California. From lush riparian forests along the rivers and streams to oak woodlands, wetlands, grasslands, and the ephemeral pools known as vernal pools, this handy volume enables both amateur and professional to quickly and accurately identify Northern California plants. Descriptive text that includes blooming period, elevation, and habitat Species organized by color and family Plant characteristics in easy-to-understand terms Notes that include ethnobotanical uses, history, and other interesting facts Glossary of botanical terms

Native Orchids of Minnesota

Author: Welby Richmond Smith
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816678235
Format: PDF, ePub
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Revision of: Orchids of Minnesota / Welby R. Smith; illustrated by Vera Ming Wong. -- Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1993.

Minnesota Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide

Author: Melinda Myers
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1610589637
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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DIVWritten by one of the region’s most highly respected gardening experts, Minnesota & Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant recommendation guidebook geared exclusively toward gardeners located in these states. Author Melinda Myers shares her extensive gardening knowledge, highlighting her top picks for plants that will thrive in (or in spite of) the area’s tough winters and other unique growing conditions, guaranteeing success for the gardener and home landscaper in Minnesota or Wisconsin./divDIV/divDIVFrom soil and water to fertilization and pest management, Minnesota & Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide addresses all the gardening topics of concern to Minnesota and Wisconsin gardeners. Featured plant categories discuss annuals, bulbs, ferns and groundcovers, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, turfgrasses, and vines. Each plant is showcased with detailed photography; specific advice on how, when, and where to plant; growing tips, such as watering requirements; and descriptions of routine care. Alongside these “nitty-gritty” aspects of planting and growing, Myers shares her inspiration for garden design, the various ways you can beautifully incorporate plants into your landscape, and her favorite cultivars and species. With proven, practical instructions presented through gorgeous imagery and adapted specially for the Minnesota and Wisconsin climate, Minnesota & Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide is your ticket to successful planting—whether you’re in the Badger State or the Land of 10,000 Lakes./div

Minnesota Wisconsin Month by Month Gardening

Author: Melinda Myers
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1610589645
Format: PDF, Mobi
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DIVOur acclaimed Month-by-Month Gardening series gets a fresh update for gardeners located in Minnesota and Wisconsin./divDIV/divDIVFor over a decade, do-it-yourself gardeners in the Midwestern United States have turned to the expert advice of Melinda Myers. Her unrivaled local gardening mastery has helped transform our Month-by-Month Gardening series into the definitive when-to and how-to resource for gardeners in regions across the country. Now, with a redesigned and easier-to-use format, fully updated information, and additional photography, this new edition of Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening is packed with all the knowledge the Minnesota/Wisconsin gardener or home landscaper needs to be successful./divDIV/divDIVInside, you’ll find all the specifics on growing annual and perennial flowers, bulbs, grasses (both lawn and ornamental), groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines throughout the year. Even during our infamously cold and barren winter months, Myers will have you planning for and improving upon the next growing season. In the spring and summer, you’ll be well equipped to cultivate the most beautiful flowers, the lushest lawns, and the sturdiest trees. From planting, watering, and fertilizing to routine maintenance and problem solving, Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening educates gardeners of all skill levels on the best practices for satisfying, rewarding results. And best of all, you’ll be reaping the benefits all year round./div

Northland Wildflowers

Author: John Briggs Moyle
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816635722
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"For more than two decades the first edition of Northland Wildflowers has been the standard reference to wildflowers of the Upper Midwest and Canada. Now, a spectacular, substantial revision presents more than three hundred species of commonly found wildflowers, all stunningly captured in new full-color images by photographer John Gregor." "Divided into six sections by color of bloom, this book is the ideal wildflower guide for the gardener, hiker, and roadside traveler. Each entry includes a photograph, species description, habitat information, and a mention of related species. A thorough bibliography, glossary, and index make this an essential resource."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Anna Grace Patterson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Native Plant Communities and Rare Species of the Minnesota River Valley Counties

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CD-ROM contains two series of map, each of which consists of 5 maps corresponding to groups of counties located along different segments of the Minnesota River. The first series depicts all the sites surveyed by MCGS ranking according to statewide significance for biological diversity. The CD also contains a full-color version of the report.