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Book Signing Meet and Greet with Alan Branhagen

November 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Meet NLI’s new Executive Director, Alan Branhagen, and get your book written by him signed. Alan is author of three books: Midwest Native Plant Primer, Native Plants of the Midwest, and The Gardener’s Butterfly Book. Bring your copy of Alan’s book(s) or buy one at the NLI office and get it signed by him during your visit.

For sale in the NLI office: $40


We’ll have two of Alan’s books available to purchase in the office, Midwest Native Plant Primer ($20) and Native Plants of the Midwest ($40).

Native Plants of the Midwest

Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.


The Midwest Native Plant Primer

Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Midwest region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environment—from reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. Native plant expert Alan Branhagen makes adding these superstar plants easier than ever before, with proven advice that every home gardener can follow. This incomparable sourcebook includes 225 recommended native ferns, grasses, wildflowers, perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees. It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden.

This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Space is limited.

Please register below by Nov. 13, 2023

Select a time to meet Alan at either 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00 p.m.

You can also find Alan’s books online, at your local bookstore, or local library.


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