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All of the books here are valuable resources for learning. While this list is long, we have not included every publication on the subject of native plant landscaping, but only those we feel are the most useful, well researched, and based on sound ecological science. Enjoy your reading!
This is a lovely new guide to plant selection that is dedicated to species native to New England and the mid-Atlantic region, and flush with artistic photographs that capture the richness and unique beauty of our flora. The ecological imperative for gardening with native plants is front and center throughout the book, with details on wildlife value included in most species highlights.
Uli's writing is concise but still deeply informative, and accessible to readers regardless of their level of ecological or horticultural knowledge. The introductory chapters in particular are a great resource for new gardeners, with clear explanations of landscaping essentials that are easy to overlook but can have a big impact on the long-term success of a project.
The Primer also includes little known gems for plant aficionados to discover. Of special note are the sections on annuals and vines, which highlight a diversity of species that have great landscape potential but are rarely available in the nursery trade. Hopefully this book can help change that!