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Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada
Box Author: Cullina, William
Box Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Box Year: 2000
Box Content: 322 pages. 1000 species of wildflowers described with information about using them in gardens.
     
Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines:
A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants
Box Author: Cullina, William
Box Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Box Year: 2002
Box Content: 354 pages. 200 photos. Describes 1000 woody plants for use in ecological gardening.
     
The American Woodland Garden:
Capturing the Spirit of hte Deciduous Forest
Box Author: Darke, Rick
Box Publisher: Timber Press
Box Year: 2002
Box Content: 353 pages, 700 photos. Aesthetic and practical approach to ecological gardening on land that originally was deciduous forest; author is a southeastern Pennsylvania landscaper and photographer.
     
Landscaping With Native Plants in the Middle Atlantic Region.
Box Author: Du Pont, Elizabeth N.
Box Publisher: Brandywine Conservancy500 pages. First published in 1951 but information on plant foods and eating habits of 1000 species of birds and mammals still valuable
Box Year: 2004
Box Content: Paperback, 145 pages.  Manual for planning a garden with locally native plants.  Growing conditions, plant characteristics, time of bloom, and food value for wildlife included.  Order online from www.brandywinemuseum.org/gardens.
     
Terrestrial & Palustrine Plant Communities of Pennsylvania
Box Author: Fike, Jean
Box Publisher: PA Natural Diversity Inventory, PA DCNR
Box Year: 1999
Box Content: Describes plant communities of various habitats in the physiographic regions of PA. Available as a download at www.naturalheritage.state.pa.us/fikebook.aspy.
     
Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America:
A Planting Design Manual for Environmental Designers
Box Author: Hightshoe, Gary
Box Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Box Year: 1987
Box Content: 819 pages. Selecting and growing 250 eastern native woody plants and vines (each illustrated) with form, soil, climate, range, and wildlife value for each species.
     
American Wildlife Plants; A Guide to Wildlife Food Habits
Box Author: Martin, Alexander, Herbert Zim, and Arnold Nelson
Box Publisher: Dover
Box Year: 1995
Box Content: 500 pages. First published in 1951 but information on plant foods and eating habits of 1000 species of birds and mammals still valuable.

National Wildlife Federation Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife
Box Author: Mizejewsi, David
Box Publisher: National Wildlife Federation
Box Year: 2002
Box Content: 128 pages. Creating a habitat for wildlife by providing food, water, cover, and places to raise young.

Noah's Garden:
Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
Box Author: Stein, Sara
Box Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Box Year: 1993
Box Content: 294 pages. An inspiring introduction to transforming the traditional sterile backyard landscape into a healthy wildlife habitat.

Plant Invaders of the Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas

Box Author: Swearingen, J., K. Reshetiloff, B. Slattery, and S. Zwicker.
Box Publisher: National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Box Year: 2002
Box Content: 82 pages.  Descriptions and photographs of invasive plants, methods of control, and native plant alternatives.  Available as a download at www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic/.

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

Box Author: Tallamy, Douglas W.
Box Publisher: Timber Press
Box Year: 2007
Box Content: 358 pages.  Native plants, unlike alien plants, support greater numbers of native insects, birds, and other wildlife.  Explains how gardeners can make a major difference in helping preserve birds and other wildlife in the U.S. by taking steps to restore healthy habitats and biodiversity in their yards.  List of native plants by region included

Pollinator Conservation Handbook;
A Guide to Understanding, Protecting, and Providing Habitat for Native Pollinator Insects
Box Author: The Xerces Society
Box Publisher: The Xerces Society
Box Year: 2003
Box Content: 145 pages. Guide to conservation of native bees, butterflies, and other native pollinator insects, including how to create, enhance, and maintain habitat for insect pollinators. To order, see www.xerces.org publications