100 Easy Perennials http://www.nataliasgardens.com
Takes the guesswork out of growing healthy, successful plants. This guide, written by Natalia Hamill, Director of Horticultural Marketing for Clarity Connect, shows you how to create and care for perennial gardens that age with grace.
Dream Plants for the Natural Garden
Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen, two of the brightest stars of contemporary garden design, offer desciptions and photos of 1,200 plants for the natural garden. Plants are chosen for their behaviour, strengths, and uses and include Kansas natives.
Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes http://www.botanicalmissionaries.com
Written by Sally Wasowski.The beauty and hardiness of prairie flowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs, along with their easy maintenance and environmental friendliness, have spurred a surge of interest in prairie gardens among home gardeners, professional horticulturists, and landscape preservationists alike. Whether you are planning to add these plants to a more conventional landscape or intending to "go native" all the way, Gardening with Prairie Plants is the most comprehensive resource and guide available.
Grow Wild! Low Maintenance, Sure Success, Distinctive Gardening with Native Plants
The wisdom of gardening novices and experts who have established native plants gardens has been collected by Lorraine Johnson with photographs illustrating a wide array of landscape settings.
Growing Native Wildflowers
An excellent reference for germinating prairie plants from seed co-written by Dwight Platt and Lorna Harder and published by the Kansas Wildflower Society.
Written by Robert Nold with foreword by Panyoti Kelaides. Robert Nold and his wife Cindy Nelson-Nold, who did the twleve superb botanical illustrations and took many of the photographs, have extensive experience with Penstemon both in the wild and in their own garden, where a collection of more than 200 penstemons testifies to their devotion to the genus.
Roadside Wildflowers of the Southern Great Plains
Written by Craig Freeman and Eileen K. Schofield. An excellent guide for wildflower identification. Plants are arranged by flower color and are ordered by flowering sequence.
Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers
A very useful field guide organized in sections by flower color with excellent photographs. Published by the Nature Conservancy with text by Doug Ladd.
The Landscaping Revolution: Garden With Mother Nature, Not Against Her http://www.botanicalmissionaries.com
Written by Andy and Sally Wasowski. The Landscaping Revolution is a humorous, as well as serious, look at the lawn-centered society we live in, how we got stuck with it, and how we are gradually but surely moving toward a saner, more environmentally responsible approach, going native and more natural. The Wasowskis common-sense message will appeal to dedicated gardeners and hopeless brown-thumb homeowners alike.