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A gardener's plant choice and garden style are inextricably linked to the place in which he or she gardens. And to successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener must know the specifics of their region's climate, soil, and geography. Growing the Midwest Garden by Edward Lyon, the director of Madison, Wisconsin's Allen Centennial Gardens, offers an enthusiastic and comprehensive approach to ornamental gardening in the heartland. Based on Lyon's extensive knowledge of the Midwest, the guide features in-depth chapters on climate, soil, pests, and maintenance, and plant profiles of the best perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and bulbs for the region. Packed with gorgeous photos that celebrate the plants and style of the region, this will be the go-to guide for home gardeners in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and southern Ontario and Manitoba.