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Ecological Gardening Books

We want to thank Diane from Catskill Native Nursery for providing this list

  • Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens by Douglas Tallamy
  • The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy
  • Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard by Doug Tallamy
  • Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes by Thomas Rainer
  • Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change by Larry Weaner
  • A New Garden Ethic by Benjamin Vogt
  • Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards by Sara Stein
  • Urban and Suburban Meadows by Catherine Zimmerman
  • The American Meadow Book: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn by John Greenlee
  • Beautiful No Mow Yards by Evelyn J. Hadden

Reference Books

  • Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia – Micheal Dirr
  • Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines – William Cullina.
  • Growing and Propagating WildflowersNew England Wildflower Society and William Cullina
  • Native Ferns, Mosses and Grasses – William Cullina
  • Armitage’s Native Plants For North American Gardens – Alan Armitage
  • Conifers for Gardens: An Illustrated Encyclopedia – Richard L. Bitner
  • Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial InsectsHeather Holm
  • Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterfliesby the Xerces Society
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