Since the 1830s about 99 percent of American tall grass prairies have been destroyed.
The word derives from the Greek word xeros, which means dry.
A list of the plants that carry my garden through the tough days of August.
Your summer and fall gardens will reflect your April efforts. This is our time to move things while they are still small.
The majority of items for your table centerpiece can be scrounged from the garden and yard.
It is hard to transplant plants with taproots, so look for small new plants or offsets near an established plant and dig a deep circle around them.
Natives with long tap roots like the bright orange butterfly weed are completely unfazed by the heat, as are shrubs like crepe myrtle and caryopteris.