Featured Books for July:


The Midwest Gardener’s Book of Lists
by Susan McClure


The Midwest Gardener's Book of Lists, a new addition to Taylor's “Book of Lists” series, is a definitive guide for gardeners in one of the biggest gardening areas in the country. The many subjects listed in this useful guide include plants that complement architecture, can withstand drought, do well in various soil types, bloom for weeks, and both attract and repel wildlife.

The Midwest Gardener's Book of Lists also contains features and lists on:

• Vegetable and herb gardening
• Ferns for sun, color, and ground cover
• Flowers for height, fragrance, and color
• Perennials for water gardens
• Trees for urban areas

Experts on Midwestern gardening have created their own lists of favorites and added their best advice for gardeners. The Midwest Gardener's Book of Lists is a must-have for any gardener in America's Heartland.



The Best Flowers for Midwest Gardens
by Laara K Duggan


For Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin

  • 202 Detailed Plant Profiles
  • Plant Selection Charts by Color, Height, and Season
  • Flowers and Ground Covers for Every Site – Shady, Sunny Moist, Dry, and More
  • Low-maintenance How-to's for Preserving Plants, Backs, and Tempers
  • Garden Activity Calendars for Every Season
  • Flowers and Tips for Attracting Butterflies and Birds
  • Sure-fire Propagation Techniques
  • Glossary of Glower Talk
  • Cross-referenced Listings of Botanical and Common Names
  • Midwest Gardens to Visit

Create the flower garden of your dreams with plants and techniques that will work in the sunny, snow, ever-changing weather of the great Midwest.