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Native Plants 

Naturalistic Landscaping

Native Plants: Identification, Propagation, and Cultivation 

Anderson, Roger C., James S. Fralish, and Jerry M. Baskin, Eds. 1999. Savannas, Barrens, and Rock Outcrop Plant Communities of North America. Cambridge University Press.

Armitage, Allan M. 2006. Armitage’s Native Plants for North American Gardens. Timber Press.

Batson, Wade T. 1987. Wild Flowers in the Carolinas. University of South Carolina Press.

Beaubaire, Nancy, Guest Ed. 1996. Native Perennials: North American Beauties. Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Bir, Richard E. 1992. Growing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants. The University of North Carolina Press.

Burrell, C. Colston. 2006. Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Capon, Brian. 2005. Botany for Gardeners, Revised Edition. Timber Press.

Case, Frederick W. and Roberta B. Case. 1997. Trilliums. Timber Press.

Clemants, Steven and Carol Gracie. 2006. Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States. Oxford University Press.

Cullina, William. 2008.  Native Ferns, Moss, and Grasses: From Emerald Carpet to Amber Wave, Serene and Sensuous Plants for the Garden. Houghton Mifflin.

Cullina, William. 2002. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants. Houghton Mifflin.

Cullina, William. 2000. The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers. Houghton Mifflin.

Darke, Rick. 2007. The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes. Timber Press.

Delaware Native Plant Society. 2002. Delaware Native Plants for Landscaping and Restoration, Second Edition. Delaware Native Plant Society, Self-published.

Dirr, Michael A. 1998. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Stipes Publishing.

Dirr, Michael A. and Charles W. Heuser, Jr. 2006. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation, Second Edition. Varsity Press, Inc.

Duncan, Wilbur H., and Marion B. Duncan. 1999. Wildflowers of the Eastern United States. University of Georgia Press.

Elias, Thomas S. 1987. The Complete Trees of North America: A Field Guide and Natural History. Originally published in 1980. New York, NY: Gramercy Publishing Company.

Everett, Thomas H. 1980. The New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture. In 10 Volumes. Garland.

Farrar, John L. 1995. Trees of the Northern United States and Canada. Iowa State University Press.

Fergus, Charles. 2002. Trees of Pennsylvania and the Northeast. Stackpole Books.

Ferreniea, Viki. 1993. Wildflowers in Your Garden. Random House.

Foote, Leonard E. and Samuel B. Jones, Jr. 1989. Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast: Landscaping Uses and Identification. Timber Press.

Foster, F. Gordon. 1984. Ferns to Know and Grow. Timber Press.

Frett, Jeanne. 2007. Trilliums at Mt. Cuba Center:  A Visitor’s Guide. Mt. Cuba Center, Inc.

Gleason, Henry A. 1952. The New Britton and Brown Illustrated Flora of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Hafner Press a Division of Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

Gleason, Henry A. and Alfred Cronquist. 1991. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. 2nd Ed. New York Botanical Garden.

Godfrey, Michael, A. 1997. Field Guide to the Piedmont: The Natural Habitats of America’s Most Lived-in Region from New York City to Montgomery, Alabama. University of North Carolina Press.

Gupton, Oscar W. and Fred C. Swope. 1981. Trees and Shrubs of Virginia. University Press of Virginia.

Harris, James G. and Melinda Woolf Harris. 2000 Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary, Second Edition. Spring Lake Publishing.

Hayward, Mary Joy, Phyllis T. Monk, and Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania. 2001. Wildflowers of Pennsylvania. Venture Graphics, Inc.

Holmgren, Noel H. 1998. Illustrated Companion to Gleason and Cronquist’s Manual. New York Botanical Garden.

Hoshizaki, Barbara Joe and Robbin C. Moran. 2001. Fern Growers Manual, Revised and Expanded Edition. Timber Press.

Jacobs, Don L. and Rob L. Jacobs. 1997. Trilliums in Woodland and Garden. Eco-Gardens.

Jaynes, Richard A. 1997. Kalmia. Timber Press.

Jones, Samuel B. and Leonard Foote. 1990. Gardening with Native Wild Flowers. Timber Press.

Keenan, Philip E. Wild Orchids across North America: A Botanical Travelogue. Timber Press.

Lance, Ron. 2004. Woody Plants of the Southeastern United States. The University of Georgia Press.

Lellinger, David B. 1985. A Field Manual of the Ferns and Fern-Allies of the US and Canada. Smithsonian Institution Press.

Leopold, Donald J. 2005. Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation. Timber Press.

Mathis, William D. 2005. A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Hardy Perennial Orchids The Wild Orchid Company.

McKenny, Margaret, and Roger Tory Peterson. 1988. A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-Central North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin.

McPherson, Stewart. 2006. Pitcher Plants of the Americas. McDonald and Woodward Publishing.

Meehan, Thomas. 1878. The Native Ferns and Flowers of the United States. In  4 Volumes. L. Prang and Company.

Mickel, John. 1994. Ferns for American Gardens. Macmillan.

National Audubon Society. 2001. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region. Knopf Publishing Group.

Oliver, Charles and Martha Oliver. 2006 Heuchera, Tiarella, and Heucherella. B.T. Batsford.

Olsen, Sue. 2007. Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns. Timber Press.

Ottesen, Carole. 1995. The Native Plant Primer. New York: Harmony Books.

Porcher, Richard D. 1995. Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry and Lower Pee Dee. University of South Carolina Press.

Phillips, Harry R. 1985. Growing and Propagating Wildflowers. The University of North Carolina Press.

Rhoads, Ann Fowler, Timothy A. Block, and Anna Anisko. 2007. The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual, Second Edition. University of Pennsylvania.

Sanders, Jack. 2003. The Secret Life of Wildflowers: A Delightful Feast of Little Known Facts, Folklore, and History. The Lyons Press.

Sargent, Charles Sprague. 1890. The Silva of North America. In 14 Volumes. Houghton, Mifflin and Company.

Schenk, George. 1997. Moss Gardening: Including Lichens, Liverworts, and Other Miniatures.  Timber Press.

Schnell, Donald E. 2002. Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada, Second Edition. Timber Press.

Steffek, Edwin F. 1983. The New Wild Flowers and How to Grow Them. Timber Press.

Sternberg, Guy and Jim Wilson. 2004. Native Trees for North American Landscapes.  Timber Press.

Towe, L. Clarence. 2004. American Azaleas. Timber Press.

Walcott, Mary Vaux. 1925. North American Wild Flowers. In 5 Volumes. Smithsonian Institution.

Wofford, Eugene B. 1989. Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge. The University of Georgia Press.

Naturalistic Landscaping: Concepts and Practices 

Birnbaum, Charles A. and Robin Karson. 2000. Pioneers of American Landscape Design. McGraw-Hill.

Bruce, Hal. 1976. How to Grow Wildflowers and Wild Shrubs and Trees in Your Own Garden. Knopf.

Burrell, C. Colston, Guest Ed. 1995. Woodland Gardens: Shade Gets Chic. Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Cox, Jeff. 1991. Landscaping with Nature. Rodale Press.

Daniels, Stevie, Guest Ed. 1999. Easy Lawns: Low Maintenance Native Grasses for Gardeners Everywhere. Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Darke, Rick. 2002. The American Woodland Garden, Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest. Timber Press.

DiSabato-Aust, Tracy. 2006. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques. Timber Press.

Druse, Ken. 1994. The Natural Habitat Garden. Clarkson Potter Publishers.

Fleming, Nancy. 1995. Money, Manure and Maintenance: Ingredients for Successful Gardens of Marian Coffin Pioneer Landscape Architect 1876-1957. Country Place Books.

Marinelli, Janet, Ed. 1994. Going Native: Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards. Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Roberts, Edith A. and Elsa Rehman. 1929. American Plants for American Gardens. Macmillan.

Sawyers, Claire, Ed. 1989. Gardening with Wildflowers and Native Plants. Plants and Gardens, Vol. 45, No. 1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Sternberg, Guy and Jim Wilson. 1995. Landscaping with Native Trees. Chapters Publishing, Ltd.

Tallamy, Douglas W. 2007. Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens. Timber Press.

Verey, Rosemary and Ellen Samuels, Eds. 1984. The American Woman's Garden. Little Brown and Co.