A Pop-Up Field Guide to North American Wildflowers relates specifically to the physical and emotional place of my home, where I am slowly populating my gardens with Midwestern natives. Some are in danger of extinction in the Midwestern wild. As they lose their original geographical place, they might also be at the end of their chronological place.
This field guide marks a place in the evolutionary path of these plants. It documents what they evolved to become; and for those that survive, it is the place from which they will continue to evolve.
The essay at the end of the book is a 21st century language of flowers. For centuries, languages of flowers have related various garden species with popular sentiments. As culture evolves, it seems right that flower languages should keep pace. Therefore, this book also marks a cultural place—society in the 21st century.
Letterpress, commercial cardstock