Books about Native Plants and Ecological Gardening

Rudbeckia and Coneflower, informal cottage garden style
Rudbeckia and Coneflower, informal cottage garden style

I own and have read all the books on this list. This are my “keepers”. The books that provide excellent information in an easy-to-understand format. If you are new to ecological gardening start with Doug Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home.

Native Plants

by Donald J. Leopold. Timber Press, 2005 ISBN – 978-0-88192-673-6

by William Cullina. Houghton Mifflin, 2000. ISBN 0-395-96609-4

by William Cullina. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. ISBN 978-0-618-53118-9

by William Cullina. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. ISBN 0-618-09858-5

. by Ann Fowler Rhoads and Timothy A. Block. University of Pennsylvania, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8122-4003-0.

by Ann Fowler Rhoads and Timothy A. Block. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8122-3785-4.

by Daniel E. Moerman. Timber Press, 1998. ISBN 0-88192-453-9.

: The Uses of More than 3000 plants by Native American Tribes by Daniel E. Moerman. Timber Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-88192-987-4. Information is taken from the massive tome, Native American Ethnobotany by Daniel E. Moerman.

by Daniel E. Moerman.  Timber Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-60469-189-4. Information is taken from the massive tome, Native American Ethnobotany by Daniel E. Moerman

Gardening and Landscaping

by Carolyn Summers. Rutgers University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8135-4706-0

by Catherine Zimmerman. Matrix Media Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9844560-0-0

edited by C. Colston Burrell, Janet Marinelli, and Bonnie Harper-Love. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, 2006. ISBN 978-1-889538-74-7

by Tracy DiSabato-Aust. Timber Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-88192-803-7

Edition by Guy Sternberg and Jim Wilson. Chapters Publishing, 1995. ISBN 1-881527-65-4.

by Sylvan Ramsey Kaufman and Wallace Kaufman. Stackpole Books, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8117-3365-6

Ecology

by Douglas W. Tallamy, 2nd. Timber Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-88192-854-9. This book has changed the way many people think and garden, including me.

Habitat Gardening 

by Audubon at Home and Bucks County Audubon Society. available at http://www.audubon.org

Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies edited by Deborah Burns. Xerces Society, 2011. ISBN 978-1-60342-695-4. Plant lists, profiles, and garden plans make this book extremely useful for gardeners, landscapes and habitat restoration.

: A Guide to Understanding, Protecting and Providing Habitat for Native Pollinator Insects by The Xerces Society, 2003. ISBN 0-97444475-0-1

Climate Change

: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. Bloomsbury Press, 2010. ISBN  978-1-59691-610-4

Special Report Global Warming (cover story) Time Magazine, April 3. 2006. p. 34- 42.

The Truth About Denial (cover story) by Sharon Begley, Newsweek, August 13, 2007. p. 20-29.

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