Native Plants of the Midwest by Alan Branhagan features more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs and annuals native to the Midwest. Plant profiles include growing information, use in the landscape and related plants. The book is targeted to Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas. Alan Branhagen is director of horticulture at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden. He also wrote “The Gardener’s Butterfly Book,” as well as numerous articles in popular and trade press. Alan is a naturalist and plantsman specializing in botany, butterflies and birds, utilizing his background in garden design and management.
November 15, 2016 NewTerrain.