Recommended Reading

BOOKS FOR INSPIRATION AND  GARDEN PRACTICE

Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies. 2011. The Xerces Society. Storey Publishing. ISBN: 1603426957

Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens. 2009. Douglas Tallamy. Timber Press, Portland OR. ISBN: 9780881929928.

Farming with Native Beneficial Insects: Ecological Pest Control Solutions. 2014. The Xerces Society. Storey Publishing. ASIN: B00ZVOSKV6

The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planting and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Garden. 2011. Ellen Sousa. Bunker Hill Publishing, ISBN 1593730918 

The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature. 2012. David George Haskell. Viking. ISBN-10: 067002337X

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses. 2003. Robin Wall Kimmerer. Oregon State University Press. ISBN-10: 0870714996

The Hidden Life of Trees. 2015. Peter Wohlleben. Greystone Books, Vancouver.  ISBN 978-1-77164-248-4

The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife. 2017. Nancy Lawson. Princeton Architectural Press. ISBN: 1616895543

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. 2014. Rick Darke and Douglas Tallamy. Timber Press, Portland, OR. ISBN-13: 978-1604694086

 

The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy. 2016. Michael McCarthy. New York Review Books. ISBN-10: 1681370409

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. 2015. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West. Timber Press, Portland, OR. ISBN-10: 1604695536

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors. 2017. David George Haskell. Viking. ISBN-10: 052542752X

 

BOOKS ON PROPAGATING AND GROWING NATIVE PLANTS

Creative Propagation: A grower’s guide. 1989 (2nd edition 2005). Peter Thompson. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. ISBN: 9780881922516.

Moss Gardening: Including Lichens, Liverworts and Other Miniatures. 1997. George H. Schenk. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. ISBN-10: 0881923702

Native Ferns, Moss, and Grasses: From Emerald Carpet to Amber Wave, Serene and Sensuous Plants for the Garden.  2008. William Cullina. The New England Wildflower Society. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston MA. ISBN 13: 9780618531189.

 

Native trees, shrubs and vines: A guide to using, growing, and propagating North American woody plants. 2002. William Cullina. The New England Wildflower Society. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston MA. ISBN 13: 9780618-098583.

 

Wildflowers: a guide to growing and propagating native flowers of North America. 2000. William Cullina. The New England Wildflower Society. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston MA. ISBN 13: 978-0-395-96609-9.

BOOKS TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY PLANTS AND LANDSCAPES

Flora of Maine: A manual for identification of native and naturalized vascular plants of Maine. 1998. Arthur Haines and Thomas F. Vining. V.F. Thomas Co., Bar Harbor, ME. ISBN 0966487400.

 

Flora Novae Angliae: A manual for the identification of native and naturalized higher vascular plants of New England. 2011. Arthur Haines. Yale University Press, New Haven CT. ISBN 9780300171549.

Grasses: An Identification Guide. 1992. Lauren Brown. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0395628812

 

Natural Landscapes of Maine: A Guide to Natural Communities and Ecosystems. 2010. Publisher: Maine Natural Areas Program,  Susan Gauler and Andrew Cutko, ISBN: 978-0-615-34739-4

Newcomb’s wildflower guide. 1977. Lawrence Newcomb. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA. ISBN 0316604429.

 

The Plants of Acadia National Park. 2010. Glen H. Mittlehauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney and Jill E. Weber. The University of Maine Press, Orono, ME. ISBN 9780891011200.

Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States, Jeffrey Glassberg Field Guide Series 2006. Steven Clemants and Carol Gracie. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195150058. 

 

Winter Keys to Woody Plants of Maine. 1978. Christopher S. Campbell and Fay Hyland. University of Maine Press. ISBN-13: 978-0891010340

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