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Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie An Illustrated Manual for Iowa and the Upper Midwest

Handbook / Manual
By: Shirley Shirley(Author)
330 pages, 111 b/w line drawings, 5 tables
Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie
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Iowa is the only state that lies entirely within the natural region of the tallgrass prairie. Early documents indicate that 95 percent of the state – close to 30 million acres – was covered by prairie vegetation at the time of Euro-American settlement. By 1930 the prairie sod had been almost totally converted to cropland; only about 30,000 acres of the original "great green sea" remained. Now, in this gracefully illustrated manual, Shirley has created a step-by-step guide to reconstructing the natural landscape of Iowa and the Upper Midwest.

Chapters on planning, obtaining and selecting plants and seeds, starting seeds indoors, preparing the site, planting, and maintenance set the stage for comprehensive species accounts. Shirley gives firsthand information on soil, moisture, sun, and pH requirements; location, size, and structure; blooming time and color; and propagation, germination, and harvesting for more than a hundred wildflowers and grasses.

Shirley's sketches – all drawn from native plants and from seedlings that she grew herself – will be valuable for even the most experienced gardener. While other books typically feature only the flowering plant, her careful drawings show the three stages of the seedlings, the flower, and the seedhead with seeds as well as the entire plant. This practical and attractive volume will help anyone dedicated to reconstructing the lost "emerald growth" of the historic tallgrass prairi

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Handbook / Manual
By: Shirley Shirley(Author)
330 pages, 111 b/w line drawings, 5 tables
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"Turning around, then, we begin to wonder about what we have lost, and among our losses is the sound of wind through tall grass. Shirley Shirley's fine book shows, in a detailed, practical way, how each of us can begin the rebuilding job on the tallgrass prairies, no matter how modest our plot of land may be."
– Robert Waller

"Restoring The Tallgrass Prairie is the ideal book for anyone thinking about developing a home prairie. It is a thoroughly enjoyable mix of history, botany – including more than a hundred beautifully sketched prairie flowers and grasses – and practical management tips."
– Lee Burras

"This book compiles many old and new sources of information into a single volume and will be an invaluable reference."
– Carl Kurtz

 

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