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Taming Wildflowers: Bringing The Beauty And Splendor Of Nature's Blooms Into Your Own Backyard

Wildflowers are the jewels of spring and summer everywhere. Families drive miles to witness their beauty in wild landscapes. Now, gardeners are discovering that they can easily and successfully cultivate these hardy native wonders right at home, for year-after-year enjoyment. Wildflower farmer and floral designer Miriam Goldberger believes that wildflowers belong as an essential part of North American gardens. Taming Wildflowers is the ultimate DIY book on wildflower gardening: part wildflower history (“How Wildflowers Changed the World”), part upbeat, informative how-to, and a little basic plant science, and an easy primer on designing with these wild and wondrous blooms. Her richly photographed book shows gardeners how wildflowers enhance the beauty and environmental health of their gardens by attracting birds, butterflies and other important pollinators; the simple steps in seed propagation (“Making Babies”); cutting garden must-haves (natives and non-natives); integrating wildflowers into the vegetable garden; harvesting fresh and everlasting wildflowers; drying; using floral design secrets to create long-lasting arrangements; and how to design a wildflower wedding. Features more than 60 of Miriam’s favorite wildflowers and 300 full-color photos. The Garden Writers Association has recognized Taming Wildflowers with a 2015 Silver Award of Achievement

Hardcover: 208 pages

Publisher: St. Lynn's Press (March 6, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0985562269

ISBN-13: 978-0985562267

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #347,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #22 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Wild Plants

Colorful, delightful, informative and exciting. A new way of looking at one's garden and the use of land. The author has a deep appreciation and love for her many years as a wildflower 'farmer' and expresses the totality of her experience. Everyone who putts around in the earth should have this as reference and inspiration.

This little gem of a book works beautifully on so many levels. Miriam Goldberger's enthusiasm for her subject rings out in every word--she makes you want to get out in the garden and start digging.The photographs bring the flowers to life, and each one is accompanied by very practical and important information about growing conditions. You can enjoy this book just for the pictures or as an intelligent guide to creating a new kind of garden. Either way, you'll revisit it over and over.

I follow Miriam on Instagram and enjoy all her beautiful photos, so I was thrilled to read her book Taming Wildflowers and have this gorgeous collection of stunning flower photos together in one book. In addition, the information provided is well-researched and written. This book is a very welcome addition to my bookshelf.

Miriam Goldberger's book, Taming Wildflowers, is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to start a wildlife habitat and for someone who wants to begin the journey of gardening with a purpose. To this wildlife gardener, there is no higher calling than to be gentle with this Earth. Attracting the birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden is rewarding in immeasurable AND measurable ways. Power the pollinators!

I discovered this book at the library. After reading it, I ordered my own copy. It is a must have for anyone interested in wildflowers. I have been gardening for many years and learned a great deal from this book.

This is a wonderful book about wildflowers -- covers various types of wildflowers, how to grow, maintain, arrange, propagate, preserve, them. etc. It even shows how to make lovely wedding bouquets and bouttiniers (sp?). I love it and loaned it to my sister who says she's going to buy a copy too.This is a lovely and information filled book.

These folks spent a lot of time putting this book togather and it really shows. Very good/nice/helpful info. Never gathers dust on my coffeetable because folks are always looking it. A purchase well worth it's money.

First off, the cover is stunning! What a beautiful place that must be to live!Getting into the meat of the book, Miriam does an excellent job of really showing us that anyone can do this. I'm not a wildflower expert by any means and have tried and failed so many times in trying to get them to grow on my property. With Taming Wildflowers, I feel like I have a shot (and so do the flowers). Bring on the wildflowers and the pollinators!I love that the resources and bibliography are online - makes it so much easier to get more information.A great book for anyone really and I'll definitely be getting another copy for my mom for Mother's Day!

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