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How to dry and arrange wildflowers. Also includes information on how to make a sachet of dried wildflowers and how to press and display wildflowers. Includes list of companies who sell wildflower seeds and plants.
AMERICANA Jul-Aug 1977 (v.5#3) pg. 34

How to plant a garden of wildflowers. Gives tips on selection of flowers, site selection and preparation and maintenance of the garden.
AMERICANA Mar-Apr 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 14

Four pages of wildflowers that can be planted in your garden.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1975 (v.53#5) pg. 74

How to incorporate wildflowers in your garden.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1981 (v.59#8) pg. 37

Create a backyard wildflower meadow. Tips on preparing and planting the site.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1988 (v.66#5) pg. 44

Tips on earth-wise gardening using native wildflowers and hardy, drought-resistant perennials.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1991 (v.69#3) pg. 15

Woodland wildflowers. Tips on introducing wildflowers to those shady, hard-to-plant areas of your yard.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1994 (v.72#7) pg. G-1

Starting wildflowers from seed.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1998 (v.82#4) pg. 52

How to grow wild flowers. Instructions for making a pressed flower picture.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1975 (v.5#7) pg. 58

Gardening with wildflowers.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1980 (v.11#3) pg. 26

Fifty wildflowers you can grow. Tips on collecting seeds and planting them.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 15 1980 (v.93#10) pg. 76, 124

A low-maintenance lawn. A look at alternative lawns of wildflowers and native grasses. Includes a list of ground covers for grass substitutes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #197 Mar 1979 (v.29#3) pg. 85

Trilliums, a guide to varieties, their propagation and conservation.
FINE GARDENING #2 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 33

An annual wildflower meadow. Suggestions on selecting seeds, and a comparison of results using direct seeding and transplants.
FINE GARDENING #7 May-Jun 1989 pg. 22
Added Info FINE GARDENING #10 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 4

Easy Monet. Making the most of a "canned" garden. Tips on planting an informal wildflower garden composed of 150 varieties of flower seeds duplicating those grown in Claude Monet's famous garden at Giverny, France.
FINE GARDENING #11 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 43
Added Info FINE GARDENING #13 May-Jun 1990 pg. 6

A tall-grass prairie in a small backyard. Advice on preparing the soil, planting, weeding, and controlled burning.
FINE GARDENING #13 May-Jun 1990 pg. 47

Prairie by design. How to plan and plant a landscape that uses prairie plants.
FINE GARDENING #19 May-Jun 1991 pg. 62

Starting native perennials from seeds. Tips on collection, storage and germination.
FINE GARDENING #20 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 29

Designing with nature. A description of the process used by a landscape architect and gardener to design a garden based around native plants.
FINE GARDENING #24 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 48

A woodland garden features indigenous plants. Tips on design, care and feeding.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 64

Rediscovering lewisias, a native North American wildflower that thrives in rock gardens.
FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 56

Going native. Transforming a traditional front lawn with a natural landscape of native Texas plants. A description of one couple's 10-year conversion process.
FINE GARDENING #51 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 50
Added Info FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 4, 24

The debate over the role of native plants summarized.
FINE GARDENING #55 May-Jun 1997 pg. 14
Added Info FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 6

Tiny blooming treasures. A guide to six small woodland wildflowers that bloom in the spring and how to incorporate them in the home garden.
FINE GARDENING #66 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 59

How to select the right site for growing wildflowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar 1979 (v.23#3) pg. 23

A look at wildflowers that can be incorporated into the home garden.
FLOWER & GARDEN Sep 1980 (v.24#8) pg. 50

Two choice wild flowers to grow from seeds. (1) Bloodroot (sanguinaria canadensis) and (2) Jack-in-the-pulpit (arisaema triphyllum).
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1982 (v.26#3) pg. 70

A look at what it takes to be successful in naturalizing wild flowers from seeds.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1984 (v.28#3) pg. 50

How to grow wildflowers in your garden. A look at some of the choices and suggestions on planting them in locations like those in which they grow wild.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1986 (v.30#3) pg. 18

Wildflowers, the case for native plants. A look at regional wildflowers and guidelines for evaluating a seed mix.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.33#2) pg. 23

Native American perennials. Part 1. Spring woodland perennials. Lists of those that bloom in early and late spring.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1991 (v.35#1) pg. 18

Native American perennials. Part 2. Summer prairie plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1991 (v.35#2) pg. 28

Native American perennials. Part 3. Autumn-blooming wildflowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 24

Five mini meadows to grow using perennial wildflowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 50

Merrybells (Uvularia grandiflora). Tips on growing a colony of this spring-blooming wildflower.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1994 (v.38#1) pg. 8

Backyard restoration. How to garden as if your yard were a habitat for native wildflowers, birds, butterflies, ... etc. Advice on creating a prairie restoration and your legal rights to do so.
GARBAGE Mar-Apr 1991 (v.3#2) pg. 50

Collecting wildflower seeds. A method for starting butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) at home from seeds.
GARDEN GATE #8 Apr 1996 pg. 4

Wildflower meadows. How to create one in the home landscape. Design tips advice on plant and seed selection, seeding and maintenance.
GARDEN GATE #23 Oct 1998 pg. 28

An introduction to wildflower gardening. Includes making a natural habitat, soil and compost preparation, when to plant and 10 wildflowers that are easy to grow.
HARROWSMITH #62 Aug-Sep 1985 (v.10#2) pg. 58

A look at trials and triumphs with wildflower meadows, the latest in ground covers.
HARROWSMITH #73 May-Jun 1987 (v.12#1) pg. 62

Working with wildflowers. A designer offers ideas on achieving a natural look.
HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1993 (v.71#7) pg. 28
Added Info HORTICULTURE Mar 1994 (v.72#3) pg. 8
Added Info HORTICULTURE Nov 1993 (v.71#9) pg. 6

Prairie fire. Creating a prairie habitat. Includes a list of prairie plants for different types of soil.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1993 (v.71#9) pg. 52

Tip on reestablishing trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens) in woods.
HORTICULTURE May 1994 (v.72#5) pg. 10

Stalking wild seeds. Responsible collecting can enrich the garden with roadside flowers. Includes sowing instructions for several different flowers.
HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1995 (v.73#7) pg. 42

Synthyris missurica, a woodland plant sometimes known as "spring queen" or "bells of spring". Its culture and characteristics summarized.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1996 (v.74#2) pg. 88

Plants from the woodlands of Asia. A look at shade-loving wildflowers.
HORTICULTURE Mar 1999 (v.96#2) pg. 60

Meadow morhosis. The challenge of raising wildflowers in a fertile pasture.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1999 (v.96#3) pg. 28

A look at wildflowers that are edible food for the forager.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #64 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 146

A patch of prairie. Creating a lawn of wildflowers and grasses.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1980 (v.1#4) pg. 20

Meadow lawns for the East Coast. Low maintenance lawns of Queen Anne's Lace, Black-eyed Susan, clovers, etc.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1980 (v.1#4) pg. 26

Back to meadows. How to convert your lawn back to the old-fashioned shaggy lawn or meadow instead of the close-cut garden lawn. It will save fuel, time, fertilizer, herbicides and water.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1981 (v.9#3) pg. 59

How to grow wildflowers in your garden from seed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1978 (v.25#2) pg. 162

Put life in your lawn. Describes 4 families who enjoy their lawns instead of working on them. Suggestions for raising native grasses and wildflowers which do not need mowing.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1982 (v.29#4) pg. 50

Wildflowers for a sunny border. A guide to eighteen perennials and a suggested design for a 12x30-ft. border. Includes a chart that gives information on height, flower color, bloom time and propagation.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1987 (v.34#5) pg. 73

A flowering lawn. Includes recommendations on plants for spring, summer and fall bloom.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1989 (v.36#5) pg. 44

Something wild. Follow these steps for a successful stand of native species.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 47

Tip on reducing the weed population before planting wildflower seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 80

A guide to native American wildflowers. Recommendations on planting them in a home landscape or garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1992 (v.39#9) pg. 43

Tip on chilling wildflower seeds to increase their germination rate.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1994 (v.41#2) pg. 14

Advice on the procedures to follow when rescuing wildflowers and plants that are in the path of development. Included in an article describing one person's efforts.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1999 (v.46#4) pg. 58

How to sow wildflower seeds either to plant in a large area or in colony fashion. Includes a list of sources for wildflower seeds.
SUNSET Sep 1979 (v.163#3) pg. 72

How to plant a seed-sown wildflower border.
SUNSET Sep 1985 (v.175#3) pg. 84

Wildflowers for garden gamblers. Advice on sowing wildflower seeds in anticipation of "normal" rains.
SUNSET Nov 1988 (v.181#5) pg. 88

Taming wildflowers. A look at seed mixes that allow gardeners to grow wildflowers in small beds and even in pots. Includes flower recommendations and tips on getting started.
SUNSET Nov 1996 (v.197#5) pg. 64

Wild flowers to raise from seeds and rooted plants.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 1 1980 (v.43#8) pg. 90

Wildflowers to brighten shady spots in the spring.
WORKBASKET Oct-Nov 1991 (v.57#1) pg. 70