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Name: Alex M.
Status: other
Age: 30s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002


Question:
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.


Replies:
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:

http://people.uis.edu/braeb1/uisprairieproject/

http://www.for-wild.org/hotlinks.htm

http://www.prairieresto.com/links.htm

Do a web search on the term(s): "wildflower prairie restoration" on www.google.com and you will find many more. Good planting!!!

Vince Calder


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. http://www.theprairieenthusiasts.org/links/links.htm

J. Elliott


Possibly of interest:

http://homepage.tinet.ie/~merlyn/seedsaving.html

http://www.permacultureactivist.net/plantallies/LBarnes.htm

http://www.dnagardens.com/catalogu.htm

http://www.mdflora.org/booklist.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach



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