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About Benjamin Vogt
Benjamin Vogt has an award-winning 2,000' garden in Lincoln, Nebraska; roughly 80% of his plants are native. He speaks nationally on prairie gardening and the ethical reasons to use native plants, writes a weekly design & wildlife garden column at Houzz.com, is the author of Sleep, Creep, Leap: The First Three Years of a Nebraska Garden (essays), Monarch Butterflies: The Last Migration, and a poetry collection, AFTERIMAGE (SFA Press, 2012). Benjamin has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is on the board of Wachiska Audubon Society, a regional prairie conservation group, and is garden consultant & designer at Monarch Gardens. He blogs / rants about writing and gardening at The Deep Middle. You can also find him on Facebook, and if you insist, Twitter. Sign up for his monthly newsletter here.