Wildflower is published quarterly by the Wildflower Center. Its content is national in scope with articles about the conservation and use of native plants as well as news from the Wildflower Center. A subscription is provided to Wildflower Center members as a benefit of membership.
|Summer means the same thing to almost everyone everywhere. Longer days; breaks from school and work; and vacation. All winter long we await it, plan for it, and when it comes we cherish it. |
Depending on where you are, summer can mean more time outside or less, more time in your garden or much less.
This issue of Native Plants helps make the most of summer regardless of where you are and how much time you have to enjoy it. Those of us who love nostalgia and classic flowers will appreciate this issue's article on native roses ("Coming Up Roses," pages 12-17). For gardeners in the Southwest and other areas, there's "Enchanted Evenings," (pages 24-28) a feature on plants that bloom at night when cooler temperatures make enjoying your garden more comfortable. If the open road calls your name, this issue's feature on public botanic gardens that celebrate native plants will help you plan a summer vacation fit for anyone ("Plants and People," page 18).
During the break summer gives many gardeners to focus on garden planning, read about the best way to mail-order your native plants ("You've Got Mail," page 11) and "How to Store Seeds," page 32. A new column this issue (Native People, page 30) features Carol Franklin, a leading landscape designer with native plants who discusses ecological design.
From all of us at the Wildflower Center, enjoy this issue of Native Plants, and have a happy summer.