Name: Alex M.
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002
We live on a 40 acre stead in Southwestern Minnesota and
would like to cultivate some of the native wildflowers that grow on the
property. We have seen many more this year, perhaps due to a severe
drought that has kept the grasses relatively short.
I have not been able to find resources that describe either seed saving
or cloning techniques for prairie forbs. I am particularly interested in
cloning Rosa carolina.
Any direction you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
There are numerous organizations interested in wildflower and prairie
restoration. Some are regional, some are state-wide, and others are
national. One or more of these is a good place to start: Some examples:
Do a web search on the term(s): "wildflower prairie restoration" on
www.google.com and you will find many more. Good planting!!!
Try starting with this site, which has a variety of web links to lots of
different topics on prairie and other wildflowers, including restoration and
growing, both in Minnesota and other midwest areas.
Possibly of interest:
Anthony R. Brach
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