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Growing the Midwest Garden

Regional Ornamental Gardening

By Edward Lyon

Plant selection and garden style are deeply influenced by where we are gardening. To successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener has to know the specifics of the region’s climate, soil, and geography.

Growing the Midwest Garden, by Edward Lyon, the director of Wisconsin’s Allen Centennial Gardens, offers an enthusiastic and comprehensive approach to ornamental gardening in the heartland. This guide features in-depth chapters on climate, soil, pests, and maintenance, along with plant profiles of the best perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and bulbs. 

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“Invaluable to regional gardeners at all levels of accomplishment, from the nascent to the experienced.” —Richard G. Hawke, Chicago Botanic Garden 

“If anyone knows the ins and outs of Midwest gardening, it's Lyon.” —Chicago Tribune

“Ed Lyon shares his encyclopedia knowledge of the tips, techniques, and plants specifically suited to the heartland. . . . this reference will help you make better plant choices, select friendlier planting locations, and create your own distinctly Midwest garden.” —Michigan Gardener 

“Full of tips, techniques and plants.” —Iowa City Press-Citizen​
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Regional Ornamental Gardening Series
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Publication date
June 20, 2015