Designing Gardens for Beauty, Sanctuary and Wildlife
Resources and Literature – April 2019
By Betsy Washington - firstname.lastname@example.org
LITERATURE ON DESIGNING WITH NATIVE PLANTS
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Douglas W. Tallamy.
Garden Revolution. Larry Weaner & Thomas Christopher 2016
(One of the best books on Ecological Landscaping) …and anything written by Larry Weaner.
Planting in a Post Wild World. Thomas Rainer & Claudia West 2015.
Principles of Ecological Landscape Design. Travis Beck 2013.
The Living Landscape Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy 2014.
Urban and Suburban Meadows. Catherine Zimmerman 2012.
Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
The Eight Essentials of Conservation Landscaping. Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council
NN Master Naturalists – Meadows
Ernst Seeds, Meadville, PA, (seeds; some VA ecotypes)
North Creek Nursery, Landenberg, PA, (plugs)
Poplar Ridge Nursery, Warsaw, VA, (grasses, plugs)
Sassafras Farms, Hayes, VA, (perennials, plugs)
Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN, (seeds, plugs; meadow seed)
Roundstone Seed Company, KY, (seeds and regional ecotypes)
Literature on REGIONAL GUIDES TO NATIVE PLANTS
Native Plants of the Northern Neck
This has loads of useful information and should be your first “go to guide” for this area! It can be accessed online along with design plans and other useful brochures at: https://nnnps.squarespace.com/go-native-grow-native
Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont. Timothy P. Spira 2011.
Wildflowers & Grasses of Virginia’s Coastal Plain. Helen Hamilton & Gustavus Hall 2013.
REGIONAL PLANT WEBSITES
Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping. Virginia DCR.
Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora
Flora of Virginia
Flora of Virginia app for smartphones
Native Plant Finder, National Wildlife Federation
Enter your city or zip code and get a list of plants native to our immediate area
Northern Neck Meadows, NNMN ‘Plant Lists’ prepared by Betsy Washington for the NN Master Naturalists Meadow program - 2018 https://northernneckmasternaturalists.squarespace.com/meadows
Plant Virginia Natives
LITERATURE on POLLINATORS & WILDLIFE
Attracting Native Pollinators, Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies. The Xerces Society 2011.
Gardening for Butterflies, How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful Beneficial Insects. The Xerces Society 2016.
Bees an Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide. Heather Holm 2017.
Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe, and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native
Plants. Heather Holm 2014.
The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds. Stephen W. Kress. (2nd Ed.) 2006.
The Humane Gardener. Nancy Lawson 2017.
National Resources Conservation Service – Insects and Pollinators – Lots of resources and info
Natil all Resources Conservation Service – Insects and Pollinators Resources for Farmers
Humane Gardener Blog
The Bug Guide. Iowa State Univ. Online Identification help and other great info
American Natural History Museum Interactive Guide to Eastern North American bees
Loads of resources on pollinator conservation
Use Bee Smart™ Pollinator Gardener to browse through a database of 1,000 native plants, according to pollinators you want to attract, light and soil requirements, bloom color, and plant type
Ted Talk on Bees, Wilding your Land: Blessing of the Bees