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Biomimicry – How Doing It Nature’s Way Will Change The Way We Live

– Posted in: Garden Design, Perennials, Sustainable Gardening
Photo courtesy of Saxon Holt

The disappearance of a major natural unit of vegetation from the face of the earth is an event worthy of causing pause and consideration by any nation. Yet so gradually has the prairie been conquered by the breaking plow, the tractor, and the overcrowded herds of man…that scant attention has been given to the significance [...]

GGW Plant Pick of The Month- Echinacea

– Posted in: Garden Plants

This winter I finalized a 10,000 square foot design for clients who reside in a rural setting in central Illinois. Their recently renovated Prairie Style home has lovely views of nearby timber and a vast meadow. The site and home lend themselves to a more naturalistic garden. Coneflowers (Echinacea spp.) are in abundance in the [...]