"How To" Publications

Our in-house publications on Wildflowers and Native Gardening. Written by Randy Powers, the owner of Prairie Future Seed Company. With over 50 years of experience working with native Wisconsin plant life, Randy brings to you an array of publications to help you with everything from starting and maintaining a wildflower planting to identification of both native and non-native species. 

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Grasses for Landscaping

Learn about grasses; what they are, where they grow, and how to grow them. Photos taken by Randy Powers.

Help Guide: Weed Control in New Native Meadows & Gardens

Help! I planted wildflowers and got a weed patch!

Native American Herbs

List of wildflower species and their uses with photos. Includes list of poisonous species. Ethnobotanical guides and references.

Photo Library of Weeds

A Wisconsin and Midwest weed photo identification book. How to identify and prioritize weeds in your prairie.

Photo Library of Wildflowers

A photo identification book of 180 of Wisconsin's most common wildflower species. Written by Randy Powers, Restoration Ecologist. Photography by Randy Powers.

The Right Start: How to Plant a Native Meadow or Garden

The nine basic essentials you need to know to start your first native planting. Includes understanding native plants, the habitat in your yard, site preparation, planting, and maintenance.

Wildflowers for Clay

Learn the nature of clay soils. Includes 48 photos of clay species by Randy Powers. Information on preparing your site for planting and planting guidelines.

Wildflowers for Hummingbirds

Wildflowers used by hummingbirds. Written by Randy Powers, Restoration Ecologist. Photography by Randy Powers.