Resources & Links

The starting point that I would recommend for any newcomers to native planting design and ecological stewardship interests are to read these two books:





The Landscaping Revolution: Garden with Mother Nature, Not Against Her

By Andy and Sally Wasowski  




Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

By Douglas Tallamy



I also recommend these additional references:  




 Native Planting Design

Reading the Forested Landscape

By Tom Wessels

The Once and Future Forest

By Leslie Jones Sauer & Andropogon Associates

Watershed: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water

By Clive Dobson & Gregor Gilpin Beck

Livable Landscape Design

By John Collins & Marvin Adleman

Natural Landscaping Designing with Native Plant Communities

By John Diekelmann & Robert Schuster

Landscape Ecology Principle in Landscape Architecture & Land-Use Planning

By Wenche Dramstad, James Olson & Richard Forman

Native Plants of the Northeast

By Donald J. Leopold

The Flora of Bucks County

By Walter Benner (out of print) ©1932



Rustic Furniture Design


Making Rustic Furniture and Rustic Furniture Workshop

Both by Daniel Mack  


Green Woodworking: A Hands-On Approach

By Drew Langsner (out of print)



Online Resources


Why Native Plants are So Important




Redbud Native Plant Nursery



Native Planting Design Reference Information


Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve


Natural Area Association


The Wild Ones



Native Plant Nurseries


American Native Nursery



Edge-of-the-Woods Native Plants



Natural Landscapes Nursery (wholesale nursery)



Northeast Natives & Perennials




Redbud Native Plant Nursery



Octoraro Native Plant Nursery (wholesale nursery)



Toadshade Wildflower Farm



Wild Ridge Plants





Organizations & Native Habitat Preserves


Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve


D&R Greenway Land Trust


Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space – New Jersey


Mt Cuba Center for the Study of Piedmont Flora


Natural Lands Trust


New England Wildflower Society



Ecology & Restoration Journals


Native Plants Journal


Natural Area Association


Orion Society


Rhodora Journal


The Society of Ecological Restoration (SER)




Rustic Furniture

Daniel Mack

Drew Langsner – Country Workshops